How Should I Handle My Child’s Violent Outbursts Toward Her Parents?

My six-year old daughter behaves violently toward us when she is at home with family but not when she is outside of our home ...
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Mind Your Manners: Teaching Social Skills to Your Children

How do you help children who don’t naturally have social skills to develop them? MOLLY: This question came from a mom in Michigan. She ...
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How To Motivate a High School Student

Our high school-aged son is completely unmotivated to do his work. How can we motivate him? MOLLY: This came from a mom based in ...
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Will Night Terrors Do Lasting Damage To My Preschooler?

My preschooler is having night terrors four or five times per week. Should I worry? MOLLY: This question came from a mom in Colorado. ...
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Help! My Child Is Disrespectful to Me

My daughter is almost 9 and is constantly disrespectful to me and to others. How should I deal with it? MOLLY: This is a ...
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What Parenting with Guilt Can Do To A Child

My step-daughter keeps telling her one year old daughter “that hurts my feelings” whenever the child doesn’t respond in the way she wants. MOLLY: ...
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How To Deal With A Defiant Teen

My normally cheerful daughter is approaching puberty and is becoming mean, grumpy and defiant. MOLLY: This question came from a reader based in Los ...
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Behavioral Modification Approaches To End Tantrum Cycles

When my 7-year old boy wants something (let’s say a cookie) he often continues asking for it until it turns into a full on ...
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Teenager Acting Out – What to Do?

How can I keep my 15-year old daughter from acting out and making bad choices? MOLLY: The reader (the teen’s mom) added that her ...
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When You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friend

Why do I dislike my daughter’s friend so much? MOLLY: This question came from Northern California and the reader elaborated by asking how she ...
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