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Girls Have A Problem; Boys Are A Problem

Girls Have A Problem; Boys Are A Problem In a previous blog, we outlined the challenges that face our boys at this time in history. We could, of course, discuss the relationships between the sexes until we are blue in the face. However, as we look to the status of the genders in Western society, in what is almost the start of the second decade of the 21st century, it [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:46:06+00:00August 20th, 2018|Temperament|0 Comments

When Children Turn Into Cats

This is an article I have used with parents of teenage children for many years.  I share it now with you to assure you that, eventually, things will improve-hang in there!!  In the meantime, we are here at Confident Parenting to help parents coach their children to success. When Children Turn Into Cats ADAIR LARA Published 4:00 am, Thursday, March, 1996 I JUST REALIZED THAT while children are dogs, loyal [...]

By |2018-08-10T19:53:24+00:00August 18th, 2018|Parenting, Resources|0 Comments

Children Are Dogs

Children Are Dogs Let me clarify: children are like dogs. My daughter appeared one day with a white Siberian husky that proceeded to upend our lives.   He was in the third day of life with us when he made a dash for freedom, running off and getting hit by a car. After a $2,000 donation to our new best friend, the vet, he limped back to us, forever to [...]

Am I a Permissive Parent?

Am I a Permissive Parent? About twenty years ago, I had a client mom that I really liked.   She was a single mom of an adoptive daughter, a little older than her peers, very rich, and a very permissive parent. She did not set out to be a permissive parent, but parenting on her own, and with no support group of relatives or friends, she quickly fell into the [...]

Bullies… What You Need To Know

Bullies... What You Need To Know Let’s try a little exercise. Think back to your childhood.  Can you name a person who bullied you? Sean Sands was mine.  As a 7th grader, Sean was close to six feet tall and well-built- he was a footballer who knew how to throw his weight around.  And that he did. Occasionally, I was the subject of his attention, but not that often and [...]

By |2018-08-23T07:16:20+00:00August 12th, 2018|Bullying, Parenting|0 Comments

Dumbing Down? New study suggests young people’s IQs are in decline.

Dumbing Down? New study suggests young people's IQs are in decline. The above title comes from a recent article following a report by Norwegian scientists Ole Rogeberg and Bernt Bratsberg that suggests that the consistent rise in IQ scores since WW2 ( by three points a decade) is now past its peak score in 1975. This shift, they say, could be due to many factors, including the way children are brought [...]

By |2018-08-23T07:30:54+00:00August 10th, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Lessons|0 Comments

“We Are The Champions, My Friends”

"We Are The Champions, My Friends!” Let’s play a game together. No cheating, please-I think you know the answers! 1. Table R1 of the Program for International Student Assessment lists countries by the scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA reading literacy scale, 2015. Which country finished 24th? Answer: USA 2. Table M1 of the Program for International Student Assessment lists countries by the scores of 15-year-old students on the PISA mathematical [...]

By |2018-08-10T19:24:03+00:00August 8th, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Style|0 Comments

What Are Parenting Styles?

What Are Parenting Styles? A little while back, I wrote a tongue-in-cheek blog comparing the behavior of dog owners at my local park to the parenting styles of many adults with children. However, understanding your parenting style is central to becoming a successful parent. As with everything, you can go to the web or a glossy magazine and find articles that mention four, six, twelve parenting styles, and you can [...]

Are Parenting Classes Worth The Time and Bother?

Are Parenting Classes Worth The Time and Bother? As with most things in life, the easy answer to the question if parenting classes are effective, is both yes and no. Being a parent is the most important thing we will ask anyone to do, and we assume people get the knowledge by osmosis – and, of course, they do no such thing.  No-one has any idea as to what type [...]

What Works In Effective Parent Guidance

What Works In Effective Parent Guidance Let’s start with what does not work. It is not effective for parents to leave your child’s future to fate. It is not effective for parents to be passive in their child raising. It is not effective for parents to hover intently over their child. It is not effective for parents to simply cross their fingers or to light a candle. It is not [...]

By |2018-07-05T09:24:53+00:00July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments