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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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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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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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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My Kid Whines to Get What She Wants

My daughter is 8-years old and when things don’t go her way she whines or starts to cry. MOLLY: This question came from a ...
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Is My Child Manipulating Me?

I feel like my child pushes the boundaries to get what he wants. Am I being manipulated? Dr. Susan Rutherford (MOM): That is an interesting ...
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Helping Your Preschooler Cope with School Anxiety

We are so excited to introduce today’s guest questioner Brian Gresko, editor of the anthology When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers on ...
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Using Positive Incentives to Change Kids’ Behavior

I feel like I’m always saying “No,” and becoming such a nag. Aren’t there other ways of changing behavior? MOLLY: This came from a ...
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How to Motivate Kids to Do Their Schoolwork

My 10 year-old puts more effort into sports than into school.  What can I do to help? MOLLY: We received this question from a ...
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Surviving the Terrible Twos

My 2-year old always says “No!” to whatever I suggest. And all of the tantrums! What’s the best approach to use? DR. RUTHERFORD: We’ve ...
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