Resources & Tips
- How to tame a spoiled brat (Today Show with Matt Lauer)
- Loving without Spoiling - how to say no! (Today Show with Lester Holt)
- View tips on "How to Create a Spoiled Brat: 9 Parenting No-Nos"
Tips: These articles contain helpful hints on the most common parenting questions
- How to Avoid Spoiling Your Child
- How can I help my shy child?
- How do you help your child cope with peer relationships?
- My child loves to ask WHY -- do I always have to explain?
is Positive Discipline
Rid of Whining and Complaining
Too Much with Kids
Responsiblity and Independence
- What To Do When Kids Say, "I'm Bored"
- The Discipline Dilemma - When Spouses Disagree on Discipline
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•Yes, you can get your kid to stop whining (Work and Family Life, Feb 2011)
Below is a partial list of Nancy Samalin's articles which have appeared in Bottom Line, the nation's largest consumer newsletter. Nancy has been a regular contributor to Bottom Line and is a member of their panel of experts.
Nancy who has been offering workshops for parents of teens in the NYC area for over two decades applauds this mean Mom for having reasonable (possible life-saving) rules and then following through with the consequences. She is not afraid of whether or not her son likes her--it's not her job to be his best friend nor his grandmother. More parents need to follow up with consequences than make empty threats that give them zero credibility in their children's eyes.
"We need to be strict with behavior and permissive with feelings."
Learn nine solutions for handling sibling rivalry.
Have Your Kids Take the Sibling Survey
This unique questionnaire for parents to give their children will help parents better understand sibling and family relationships and offer clues to how kids really feel about their brothers and sisters.
•The Discipline Dilemma
"All loving parents get angry at their kids; the goal is to express it without hurting or insulting them."
Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org/ ) - a free, indispensable resource which gives parents objective information on every kind of media- TV, movies, internet, videos et al to enable them to be well informed about what is appropriate viewing for their children and teens.
Judith Steinhart, EdD (www.judithsteinhart.com) - a sexuality educator, speaker, writer, and consultant. With a combination of humor and empathy, she offers programs and consultations to parents who want to learn to talk with their children more comfortably about sexuality at various life stages.