Electronics themselves are not bad, it’s very easy to cross the line and misuse them. There are seven types of electronics use that create challenges and contribute to addiction if not managed well either by the child or by the parent....

“Battle” is a strong word. We don’t want to have battles with our children, but sometimes the way they respond makes it feel like a battle. Here are some ideas to reduce the tension, increase the cooperation, and prepare yourself so that conflict doesn’t escalate....

The first thing children must learn is to give up their agenda, follow instructions, and cooperate. But there also needs to be a way for children to appeal to parents. When children learn a wise appeal then they can use it to graciously challenge a...

Most children believe that their job description in life is to have fun. Parental instructions are an interruption to their lives, chores are an inconvenience, and work is to be avoided as much as possible....

One of the primary tasks of childhood is to develop self-discipline. Of course this is a life long challenge and certainly most adults still find self discipline hard at times, but the sooner a child begins to work on this important character quality, the better....

Before becoming a parent, you may have envisioned bedtime as the sweetest time of the day as you tucked in your little cherubs, kissed them on their foreheads, and watched them peacefully drift off to sleep. Then you had kids! What happened?...

Cooperation is so important for a child’s growth and development. The purpose of working on cooperation isn’t just to reduce tension and get things done, although those are two side-benefits....

Every family needs both management and leadership. Which do you emphasize and what do you need to develop in your life to be most effective to guide your tribe? Knowing the difference between management and leadership can provide helpful insights into your family dynamic....