January 22, 2018

Archives for March 2011

What are the Three Qualities of an A+ child?

We tell our children that they need to be A+ kids, and there are only three things they have to do to accomplish this. These three things are to be respectful, responsible, and fun to be around. When you think about it, pretty much any behavior can fall in these three areas, and therefore if […]

How To Stop Inappropriate Child Behavior

How to stop inappropriate child behavior. Now doesn’t that sound like I have the magic bullet? It might not be a bullet, but there is definitely a key technique that aims right for the behavior in being able to help our child change. And that is by pointing out to the child how they would […]

How to Deal With the Heartbreak from a Reactive Attachment Disorder Teen

The title of this article is an exact phrase that someone typed in to Google and ended up on our website. When I saw this it broke my heart – because my wife and I know exactly how that person feels. I don’t know them, I don’t know their story or their child, but I […]

Seven Power Drains of RAD Kids

If you want to help your Reactive Attachment Disorder kid to become healthy, it’s important to get past the behavior problems that will drive you up the wall and interfere with the development of a loving relationship that is so vital to their healing. Here is a list of 7 ways that RAD kiddos will […]

Pizzazz the Good Behavior

One of the most important things you can do for a Reactive Attachment Disorder child is to build their self-image – in a healthy way. These kids feel bad about themselves, and when they act out a lot of the time that’s why. This is something I’ve learned, but today I got to put the […]

Prescribe the Behavior

One of our favorite things to do with our RAD kids is to prescribe the behavior. What exactly does that mean? Well let me explain. (First of all, I’d like to say that many parenting techniques that work for healthy kids will not work for kids with Reactive Attachment Disorder. However, I believe that many […]

Another Day

Have you ever gone to bed on a bad note? You know, not used your best parenting skills at bedtime, maybe? Remember how yucky you feel about yourself? Well guess what? Our kids feel bad about themselves too if they end the day on a sour note. So what can we do that would be […]

Consistency – A Key To Good Child Behavior Programs

In my ongoing research to be an A+ parent, I look at a lot of different child behavior programs. And one thing I have found that is always present in the solid programs is consistency. Let me explain. You know that I am a big fan of the TV show “Super Nanny”. And one of […]

Parent the Child You Have

I was watching the Jump Start DVD from James Lehman in his Total Transformation program yesterday and it really hit home with me and made sense. Mr. Lehman talks about parenting the child you have, not the one you wish you have. When you have kids (or adopt them, as we did) you have this […]

How to Ask Your Teens

I had a valuable reminder this week on how best to handle teens, whether they do or do not have child behavior problems. In parenting a range of kids, sometimes crossing from age to age presents itself with unique challenges. It seems my teens get the short end of the stick with letting them become […]

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