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Douglas Haddad
Douglas Haddad is an award-winning educator and best-selling author of The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential. He has worked with children in a variety of capacities as a teacher, coach, and mentor. Through his innovative teaching styles and educational games, music, and videos he has originally created for children, Douglas has helped different learners become motivated, set goals, self-manage, learn how to make good choices, become happy, healthy, self-reliant and stable-minded, and navigate through peer pressures to overcome the many challenges that they are faced with each day.

Learning about money: Successfully teaching its value to my child who thinks it grows on trees

Learning about money: Successfully teaching its value to my child who thinks it grows on trees

And just like that, you wondered what happened? Your child is asking for this toy, that game, and wanting expensive, brand name clothes. Happiness researchers say that spending money on others makes us feel good. But spending in what capacity?   Nothing in life is free Next time you go to a store with your child, avoid succumbing to his unrelenting attempt to get him the latest toy, game, or expensive piece of clothing. You may think that buying him a toy to bribe him in order “to be good in the store” is going to be the answer. The ...

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What to do when your child is oppositional at home but angelic at school

What to do when your child is oppositional at home but angelic at school

Many parents deal with oppositional, defiant behavior on a daily basis. They struggle to come up with answers for controlling their child’s out of control, unmanageable behavior. Dealing with a child of this nature can take its toll on the entire family. Many parents I have spoken with who had been in this situation have expressed, “I’ve tried it all with my kid…bribing him to do his chores, grounding him for a month, taking away his phone, and everything I do seems to make matters worse.” Sometimes when I’ve spoken with parents at a meeting about their child, they are ...

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