Parents sometimes give privileges to young people who aren't responsible enough to handle them. Privileges are things like being home alone, having an email account, carrying a cell phone, going to the mall with friends, or being able to stay up late....

There are things you can do on good days that you can't do on bad days. Good days are those days when a child is trying to overcome the weakness you've been working on. He's tried to respond better to instruction or is controlling his...

Correcting children can be exasperating. Part of the problem happens when children respond poorly. They don't appreciate your suggestions or advice. Instead they become defensive, offer excuses, blame others, or even blame themselves. This resistance causes children to miss the benefits of correction. Of course,...