Kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder are "unconventional," and they need "unconventional" parenting strategies.How do I know whether or not I have an "unconventional" child who will need to be pare...
If you are a rebellious child or teenager and you have not been diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, you are still at risk of being labelled and pathologized. The DSM informs us that "The essenti...
Assertive parenting will be the key to your success. Approaching problems assertively is something new to most parents, however. Most of us, as parents, have vacillated between passive-parenting and a...
Conflict between you and your out-of-control teen can occur when he/she wants something from you (e.g., to acquire material items, receive privileges, gain attention, avoid following a rule, avoid doi...
Coming up with a romantic gift sounds fairly easy until you try to actually do it. Following are ideas for odd romantic gifts that will be appreciated.Unique gift ideas can be hard to come by, especia...
Many of the parents that come to my parent-group are therapy-drunk. What I mean is their child has been in anger-management therapy for his violent outbursts, the family has had family therapy in ord...
QUESTION:We made contract with our son, Bill, when we bought him a truck. It said he would keep grades at C's and have no more behavior problems. The second week of school, he was suspended for tellin...
QUESTION:Both of my out of control teens frequently slip into a rage, and it really scares me. They know how to break me and get what they want. I cannot keep my emotions in check. I get very, very up...
QUESTION:Our son does improve for a while, but then all of the sudden he will get back into this rebellious stage. He has a really hard time communicating and getting along with his father. Now he say...
QUESTION: Do you have a tried and true discipline for a teenage daughter who is caught smoking?ANSWER: Sorry dad. You're not going to like my advice, but here goes:You will not be able to stop her fro...