Raising a Moral Child. GREAT great article. 1/4 to 1/2 of a generous nature comes from biology, the rest is example, praise, and communication. Alternatively, helping your child internalize character, the difference between shame and guilt, when they do things wrong, is critical.
Connect with defiant kids. Maintaining and growing your relationship with your child is the #1 thing that will help your family overcome the difficult behaviors. As a child therapist, I want you to know that this heart-level connection between you and your child is more important than any parenting strategy or therapeutic intervention out there.
I have often written about the need for adults to be willing to understand the perspective of children as a way to create relationships that are based on greater trust and respect. I came to this place as... Read More