A Smith
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How to deal with my teen daughter who is stealing and lying?
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In addition to some of the good ideas already offered it occurs to me that there could be something wrong or damaging going on in her life that is not visible to you. In any case, if there is ...

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What benefits are there to teaching a child to never lie?
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I think you are asking about something that happens in various subject areas. For example, most of us hear strict grammar rules but then find that pretty much any serious author will ignore those ...

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8 year old punishes himself for bad behaviour
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I'm focusing on the concept of him stating "I don't deserve it" especially in an instance where the self-imposed punishment isn't directly related to the "crime" in question. So far the only ...

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My 13 year old is off the rails and dad has given up
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It sounds like your son has reached an age where it is necessary to change from expecting him to accept being told what to do or how to behave and transition to a model of helping him figure out his ...

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Teaching perseverance and planning
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Interestingly, I have had this exact same experience with my own son. We would play Minecraft and he would not set any goals. I quickly gave up on trying to convince him to set goals and found out he'...

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How do I reconnect with my separated children?
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I'm not sure you can find a way to interest them in visiting you. Perhaps you could focusing on finding ways to show your interest in them. Call them on holidays or other times, ask how they are ...

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How to raise a child between agnostic parent and believer relatives?
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I actively deal with a situation similar to this. While the children were younger I explained to them that not everyone believes the same things. For example, there are many different religions with ...

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Effects on children and parents of marriage breaking up
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First and foremost, with proper love and support, I'd suggest that children are very good at dealing with change -- though of course they may prefer not to have to deal with such change. At this ...

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What is the reasoning behind encouraging your child not to be a 'tattle-tale'?
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Well, one reason for sure is that "Nobody likes a rat!" ;) To give that a bit more context I would suggest at various ages, if the child has not got over the inclination to talk to authority figures ...

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Discipline for a 3 and 5 year old
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Wow, it's playing with fire to put children in the middle of these things like that. There are so many landmines in a breakup already without the added nonsense. My parents split up when I was young ...

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How to handle my spoiled 20-year-old step-granddaughter and her enabling mother?
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At this point it is probably too late. I know someone who was incredibly coddled and treated like a princess by her parents perhaps due to them not being able to do anything about a bad thing that ...

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How can I help my ten-year-old not be traumatized by the deaths of characters in books?
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I know I sometimes feel a minor sense of betrayal when enough information is given about a character to provide future potential -- just to have them killed off shortly after. You invest in the ...

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