Sarcastic Children

Question Our 9-year-old has picked up a habit of speaking to us and to her younger brother in a sarcastic, disrespectful manner. Her favorite phrase lately is “whatever.” What’s the […]

Parenting through Failure

Question My 7-year-old daughter is a perfectionist. She can’t seem to have fun because she gets frustrated when things aren’t like she wants them to be. For example, she wanted […]

Healthy Criticism

Question I often overhear my two daughters criticizing other people. I think they’re picking it up from other kids at school, but I want them to see the positive instead […]

Fearful Child

Question My 13-year-old daughter is almost paralyzed by fears. She won’t try new things because of her fear of failure or disaster. Her conversations are peppered with “What ifs” and […]