rebellion

Teen Rebellion: How to Cope

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Parenting a teenager is a mixed bag of rewards and challenges. One of the most challenging—and important—parts of parenting an adolescent is figuring out how to respond to teen rebellion. Here are some suggestions for helping you cope when your teenager rebels. » Read more

When the Kid Who Can Won't

By James D. Sutton, EdD, Consulting Psychologist www.DocSpeak.com

Compliance is a part of life. Someone (especially someone in authority, like a boss) asks you to do something. If you do it, fine. If you don't, there's a problem. If you consistently don't do it, there's trouble. » Read more

When Consequences Don’t Work

Your son rides his bike without a helmet. Again. You’ve nagged, begged, pleaded, and informed him of the dangers of riding without one. Next, you’ve issued Consequences! You’ve taken the bike away and put it in the garage for a day, then a week and then, a whole month. You’ve done everything the parenting books say for a consequence to work. » Read more