July 24, 2017

Parent Resources Guidance

You know the age old lament – “kids don’t come with instruction manuals!” (I have even caught myself saying it!)? Well I decided to give you some parent resources guidance. It is a bit like a manual in that I put several resources in this one article to have at your fingertips. This website also […]

Raising Sons to be Men

Raising sons to be men is hard enough in a two-parent family. But for a single mom, this can seem insurmountable. However, this is not necessarily the case anymore. That is good news for women who are struggling to be both mom and dad. There are certain traits that boys must learn (and some they must […]

Six Ways To Invest In A Child

What does it mean to invest in a child? What type of “investments” are most important? What is the best way to go about investing in them? Here are five ideas anyone can follow: First of all, we all have something to invest, whether it be time, energy, money, or a combination thereof. Sadly, these […]

It Takes A Village – Just Make Sure It’s the Right Village

Back in 1996, then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote a book called “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us”. She got a lot of flack when she wrote the book, including Bob Dole’s quote “With all due respect, I am here to tell you, it does not take a village to raise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does The Total Transformation Really Work?

One of the questions that quite often gets asked when people come to this website is does Total Transformation really work? They want to know many different individual’s opinions on the program when they don’t have anything to gain or lose from reviewing it. (Click here to see a sample of the type of training you’ll find […]

Problem Children – Parents are the Solution Not the Problem

Parents of problem children are often perceived as being the problem—or that they’ve created their “problem children”. This is not normally the case. These parents need training, not blame. Are family members, maybe your kid’s teachers, and even counselors blaming you for your problem child’s acting out behavior? This leaves parents feeling trapped, isolated, and […]

It’s Never Too Late: 7 Ways to Start Parenting More Effectively

by James Lehman, MSW Many parents write in to Empowering Parents and ask, “Is it too late to change the way I parent my child—and will it actually work if I do?” In this article, James Lehman explains how you can change the way you parent, and why your child’s behavior has a much better […]

Total Transformation – The Negotiator

One of the ineffective parenting roles James Lehman talks about in the Total Transformation is the over-negotiator. Here’s how that manifests itself in our house. It is hard to set reasonable rules for our family. And even harder when I try to enforce them that I meet the “master negotiator”. You know what I am […]

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