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.
Fostering IndependenceEighth-Grader Is Not Working at Her PotentialYou need to let your daughter do it her own way, even if that means squeaking by or failing.
Fostering IndependenceTen-Year-Old Won't Do as She's AskedThis situation describes a very normal adolescent phenomenon called independence, or "I will do it my way."
Coping With GiftednessArtistically Talented, but UnmotivatedIt is not at all unusual for gifted kids to immerse themselves in a single subject or interest to the exclusion of other topics.
Coping With GiftednessGifted College Student Doing PoorlyA low energy level, poor study skills, and emotional issues all demand intervention.
Leaving HomeTeen Wonders When to Move OutOur expert applauds a teen's efforts to seek independence and not to become complacent about living with his parents.
ChoresNine-Year-Old Has Trouble with Job CompletionJobs are easier to complete if they are divided into short, manageable tasks.
SleepDaughter Fearful of OvernightsA sudden change in willingness to leave home should be a red flag that the child experienced something frightening during an overnight.
Fostering IndependenceSudden DependenceWhat should you do when an independent child suddenly turns clingy?
LyingGifted Eight-Year-Old Is LyingLying is common behavior in children, but it can be a serious problem. Ask yourself: How frequently does this behavior occur?
Fostering IndependenceFostering IndependenceChildren should become more independent as they grow.
Fostering IndependenceLiving ResponsiblyAt what age should children begin to set goals, use their time wisely, and save money?
Paying for CollegeFinancial Responsibility and Higher EducationA parent wants to teach his son financial responsibility, but is not sure how much to help with tuition for college and beyond.
EmpathyTeaching EmpathyThere are things parents can do to help their self-focused child learn to be empathetic.
Coping With GiftednessMom Tired of NaggingA child needs to understand the concept of personal responsibility before you let him "fly without a net."
Behavioral ProblemsAn Uncooperative ChildProvide structure for a child who is being uncooperative.
EmpathyTeach Gifted Children EmpathyAdvanced children often grow impatient with those who aren't as adept as them. Be sure to teach them the lesson of empathy.
Overnight CampSummer Camp FearsA parent wonders whether she should encourage her reluctant son to go to overnight summer camp.
Preparing for CollegePostponing CollegeFar too many kids go straight to college because their families expect it of them.
Teens and DatingSixteen and Not Allowed to DateA teenager who is not allowed to date seeks advice on how to change her parents' mind.