Teens and DatingIs 13 Too Young to Date?Very few parents let their 13-year-olds date, but parents can placate their kids with coed get-togethers.
Cursing and SwearingWhen a Child Uses ProfanityHere's some advice on how to handle a seven-year-old who is using profanity he doesn't even understand.
Dealing With BulliesBest Friend's Son Is Abusive to ChildrenThere are steps that should be taken immediately when a child is striking your children or others.
Dealing With BulliesVerbal HarassmentHere's what to do when your child is the subject of name-calling at school.
Social and Emotional DevelopmentChildren and GuiltChildren lack the appropriate skills for coping with guilt. They often begin to act out when they feel they've caused some harm to befall a parent, .
Death and DyingPreoccupation with Death and IllnessWhile a child's fear may be focused on one topic, it usually reflects a more general anxiety condition related to a bigger problem.
Signs and Symptoms of ADHDADHD, Behavioral Problems, and Failing GradesWhen it seems like your child's problems involve more than ADHD, here's what you need to do.
Behavioral ProblemsPunishing in PublicChildren will take advantage if they perceive that you're uncomfortable punishing them in front of others.
LyingHow to Handle Lying IncidentTeens will always try to outwit everyone and distract the adults from the main issue. Set consequences for bad behavior and stick to them.
7th Grade HomeworkSeventh-Grader Won't Turn in HomeworkThe only way any of us learn is through experience and tough consequences. Unfortunately, some kids have to experience the consequences.
Dealing With BulliesEleven-Year-Old Called GayWhat used to be unheard of in elementary school is now common practice -- taunting and bullying based on actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Getting OrganizedCareless ChildSet up a simple system of rewards to help your child keep track of things.
Dealing With BulliesSeventh-Grader Is Being HarassedSchool peer-mediation programs are helpful in cases like this. A child can ask for a mediation with the student most responsible for the harassment.
Dealing With BulliesStudents Are Targeting 14-Year-OldIn a serious situation like this, parents should insist on a meeting with all of their child's teachers, the school counselor, and others.
LyingTwelve-Year-Old Telling LiesBegin by toning down the attention you give to your son's lying.
Teens and DatingShould 14-Year-Old Talk to Boys on the Phone?Talking on the phone is a privilege, not a right. Whether teens are talking to boys or girls on the phone, the rules should be the same.
PetsDaughter Mistreats PetsMother is bewildered by her young daughter's mistreatment of pets.
Behavioral ProblemsEleven-Year-Old Is Out of ControlOur expert recommends comprehensive treatment, including intensive therapy for a troubled 11-year-old.
Dealing With BulliesAdult Harasses Middle-SchoolerWhen harassment verges on physical assault, it is time to take action.
Dealing With BulliesHarassed 14-year-old Doing Poorly in SchoolHarassment is the number one cause of dropping out of school and can lead students, especially girls, to fail to meet their potential.