Dr. Catherine Pearlman is a licensed clinical social worker, a nationally-syndicated columnist, an internationally recognized parenting expert and an assistant professor of social work. She is the author of Ignore It!: How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Inc...
Want to Enjoy Your Kids More? Ignore These 4 Misbehaviors
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This week, after only two practices, my 11-year-old son quit basketball. Before the season, he was genuinely excited to play (which is sort of remarkable when one considers his three-year lifetime record is 0-27), so I paid the money and requested his uniform. And still, I practically encouraged him to quit. Three years ago, I signed my daughter up for water polo. She had never been on a team in her life, but with puberty impending I thought she should get some exercise.
Dear Family Coach: My kids' behavior has been dreadful lately. I've tried everything, and I feel like I can't make a dent. The kids love Christmas and Santa, so I'm thinking about getting The Elf on the Shelf to encourage good behavior. Even though I've totally resisted because I have no time for this, I'm hoping the behavior will at least improve for December. Should I get it? — HesitantDear Hesitant: Every year I hear parents say to their misbehaving kids, "Santa's watching."
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