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I have opinions, too. (Hard to believe, right?!)

Here are some of my child-first parenting ideas. They are based on science, whenever possible (well, not everything can be tested in randomized control studies, ethically, you know). But more important is that they are parenting practices that just feel right for me as a parent, and as a person.

Relational Aggression and How Girls Bully

What Is Relational Aggression | Examples | Who | Child Development | Causes | Effects | How To Cope Relational aggression is a covert form of indirect aggression that often goes unnoticed by adults. Essentially, it is emotional bullying mostly among tween and teen girls. The issue of bullying in schools has received much attention …

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Runaway Teenager – Brutal Truth On What To Do When They Come Home

In this article, we will talk about some brutal truth on how to deal with a runaway teenager when the child returns home. It will be hard for some loving parents to read, but if you truly want to help your teen and prevent this from happening again, it is a must read. What is …

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How to Discipline a Teenager Who Doesn’t Care About Consequences

Many parents discipline their teens by taking away their cell phones or screen time. Despite having once worked, they often don’t work after a while. So how to discipline a teenager who doesn’t care about consequences? Consequences and Behaviorism Using consequences to discipline is an example of behavioral management, which is based on behaviorism​1​. It …

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How To Deal With An Ungrateful Teenager

“My teenager is happy and well-adjusted. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of raising him so far. The problem is that he is totally ungrateful for everything I’ve done for him. How to deal with an ungrateful teenager?” Does this sound familiar? Parents often express similar sentiments during their child’s teenage years. They …

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Bad Grades – How Parents Can Help Teenagers Achieve

If you are looking for ways on how to discipline your teenager for bad grades, this post is for you. Parents who have tried grounding, taking away privileges, or spanking, probably already know that none of these methods work very well in raising the child’s grades. Even if they work in the short term, they …

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How to Motivate Teenager to Study Using Brain Science

It is an age old question: How to motivate teenager to study in a way that won’t backfire? Motivation involves a complex system in the brain​1​. Conventional strategies such as simple positive reinforcement or punishment usually work temporarily, if at all. They often backfire, resulting in less motivation in kids. Find out how to truly …

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