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Excuse Me…Part II: Phonus Interruptus

by on Jan.30, 2011, under Behavior, Communication, Discipline, Expectations, Parent modeling, Parenting

Isn’t it amazing that as soon as the phone rings and you answer it, someone else needs you? This phenomenon, phonus interruptus, is pervasive in homes all across the country. Further, the more you tell your child that you are on the phone (as if he hasn’t noticed)... Read more...

Excuse Me…and Dont’ Interrupt!

by on Jan.09, 2011, under Behavior, Discipline, Expectations, Parenting

As often happens, over the weekend I ran into a client at the grocery store.  Mid aisle we stopped for a brief  greeting.  As soon as the mom began to speak to me, her son piped up with,  “Mom, Mom, can we get some Gatorade?” tugging at... Read more...

Be the Person You Want Your Child to Be

by on Sep.21, 2010, under Character traits, Expectations, Learning, Parent modeling, Parenting

“You will not believe this story,” began the email from a client who had just returned from family services for the Jewish New Year. She described the mother and three children sitting next to her own family. “She was knitting!” (Yes, you read it correctly,... Read more...
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Your Children Are Watching You!

by on Jul.19, 2010, under Communication, Environmental influences, Parent modeling, Parenting

“Coach Accused of Punching Son”  The headline in the LA Times caught my eye.  A youth baseball coach is facing a simple assault charge for punching his 9 year old son in the face after the boy was ejected from a game.  Are they kidding? I read... Read more...
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Don’t Take it Personally

by on May.28, 2010, under Behavior, Communication, Parenting

“You’re the meanest mommy in the whole world!” the seven year old screams at her mother, as she stomps down the hall to her room, punctuating the scene with a crashing door slam.  There’s not much that’s good about that scene, except that it is well within... Read more...

Backseat Battlefield

by on Jan.26, 2010, under Behavior, Discipline, Parenting, Public Behavior, Safety

It’s not likely that your car arrived factory equipped with a chauffeur’s screen, the one you flip up at the touch of a button. So, what the heck is a parent to do when the kids’ fighting in the back seat drives you nuts.  To your kids, the... Read more...
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Bad Behavior…of Grown Ups, That Is

by on Sep.16, 2009, under Parent modeling, Parenting

This morning's treadmil conversation at the gym was livelier than usual.  I announced that I just had to blog about the growing epidemic of bad behavior...of adults...  public figure adults' bad behavior. Whether or not my gym rat buddies felt Serena's tongue fault was forgiveable  (It was, they thought--it... Read more...
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