Tag Archives: Choices

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 ...

Read More »

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2: Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Turning sibling rivalry into something beneficial Part 2:  Empowering kids to own their feelings and communicate what they “really want”

Are you using the 4 simple steps to focus your children’s energy into identifying and solving the real problem? Are they positively achieving what they want without resorting to the unwanted sibling conflict?   Now that your children have clarity about what they want and how they can get it, you can teach them the valuable life lesson of how to communicate what they want from their siblings (or anyone else for that matter) without laying blame or causing the other person to get mad and upset.  Yes, this really is possible and it is an extremely worthwhile lesson for adults too.   When a ...

Read More »

Supporting the strong willed child – our future leaders

Supporting the strong willed child – our future leaders

About the strong willed and defiant child A strong willed child is a child who challenges the rules where a defiant child seems to have difficulty with any authority over them. A strong willed child can be enticed or persuaded to follow the set rules and at times, these children may require a gentle push. A defiant child however will react against a direction if they do not wish to do something and do not always care about the consequence. They see things as black or white and react badly if they feel you are trying to control them or ...

Read More »

Nurturing your daughter’s self-esteem – how you can help?

Nurturing your daughter’s self-esteem – how you can help?

“There are only two lasting bequests, we can give our children. One is roots, the other wings.” Hodding Carter In recent years the words “self confidence” and “self esteem” and “self belief” seem to have become very fashionable and “buzz” words and as parents we are forever being told about how we must nurture and not harm our daughter’s self esteem – but how do we go about it?   1.  What is Self Esteem? Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It is not the ...

Read More »
Please be aware that the information is made available for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You must exercise your own due diligence before implementing any recommendation and/or purchasing any product. Judith-Rose Max and Happy Parenting are exempt of any and all responsibility associated with misuse or your own interpretation. Do not delay seeking medical or professional advice. You acknowledge and agree that the above warnings and disclaimers shall apply to all content and that you take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing.
Scroll To Top