Tip #1: "What's wrong with him?"
It’s a question that makes parents cringe, but the author of The Parents We Mean to Be says to treat the moment with compassion to avoid making the situation worse.
Carol Dweck on the "gifted curse"
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck explains why the smartest kids sometimes fail.
Gender differences in playing soccer
Author Po Bronson talks about how the research on gender and competition informs his daughter's soccer team.
Tip #2: "You're not the boss of me!"
That sass will not be tolerated, say "Sh*tty Moms" co-authors Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner. Here's their take-no-prisoners advice for such disrespect.
Tip #1: "You're not the boss of me!"
The Raising Happiness author and parenting expert says the more you let your kids be the boss, the less you're likely to hear this complaint.
Tip #4: "You're not the boss of me!"
"The Secrets of Happy Families" author Bruce Feiler offers this magic bullet to avoid confrontation over this childish quip — a solution that makes everybody happy.
Expert tip #1: "Dad lets me do it!"
“Are you on the same highway with your partner?” asks The Parents We Mean to Beauthor Richard Weissbourd. If not, make sure you get there to avoid constant conflict.
Carol Dweck on "I am bad at math!"
Stanford researcher and Mindset author Carol Dweck says when kids utter this common refrain, respond using a powerful word that changes everything.
Deborah Tillman on "I'm bad at math!"
America's Supernanny Deborah Tillman says that when a child is struggling with math — or any subject — parents need to step in quickly to help. Here's how.
Carol Dweck's top parenting tip
Mindset author Carol Dweck discusses the right (and wrong) way to praise your child.
Sh*tty Moms on "Nobody likes me!"
"Aww, suck it up," says Alicia Ybarbo. "It's your fault," says Mary Ann Zoellner. The co-authors of Sh*tty Mom agree that with this complaint, tough love is in order.
Madeline Levine: "Nobody likes me!"
"Don't jump in too fast!" warns Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well. Instead, take this approach so your child learns to navigate friendships.
Christine Carter on "Nobody likes me!"
Parenting expert and Raising Happiness author Christine Carter says parents shouldn't rush in to reassure their child.
John Duffy on "My teacher hates me!"
The psychologist and author of The Available Parent says that parents aren't necessarily helping their kids if they go straight to the teacher. Try this instead.
Sh*tty moms on "My teacher hates me"
"Maybe it's a good thing if your teacher says that," says Mary Ann Zoellner, co-author - with Alicia Ybarbo - of the book "Sh*tty Mom." Here's their anti feel-good response.
Christine Carter on "I hate school!"
Raising Happiness author Christine Carter says the secret isn't to elevate the drama. For better results, do this instead.
Sh*tty Moms on "I hate school!"
Let's face it, says Sh*tty Mom co-author Mary Ann Zoellner, school exists to get kids out of the house. Here's her tough-love, no-truancy approach to make sure they go.
Christine Carter: "I hate homework!"
The Raising Happiness author and child development expert explains two surprising things kids need to focus on their homework.
Levine on "I hate homework!"
When it comes to homework troubles, the famed psychologist and The Price of Privilege author cautions parents against coming to your child's rescue.