Why Kids Misbehave and What to Do About It

The benefits of seeing kids' "bad" behavior as exploration and experimentation

How to Improve Your Sex Life After Having Kids

Recent research has promising news for parents who wish their sex life were more like it was before kids.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Trump’s Win

Wondering how to talk to kids about the election results? These 3 suggestions will help you go high, and also help kids in the long-run

Helping Kids Succeed—Minus the Stress

The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes

The Danger of Telling Kids "You Can Do Anything!"

Telling kids that they can do anything may have unexpected downsides. There is a better way.

4 Happiness Habits Everyone Should Learn Before Growing Up

Our ideas about how to be happy are often contrary to what research shows really works

Why Do So Many Parents Feel Anxious?

The pressure we put on our kids to succeed may reflect our own economic anxiety.

The Secret to Getting Unstuck

Feeling stuck? Follow these 3 steps to create real change in your life

Stressed or Anxious? 5 Steps to Feeling Better Right Now

Stressed or anxious? These 5 steps will help you feel better right now

5 Little-Known Parenting Hacks That Take Less Than 1 Minute

5 little-known but easy parenting hacks that can get your kids to listen more and argue less--all in less than 1 minute

The Secret to a Fulfilling Life Is Not What You Might Think

The secret to a fulfilling life is not what you might think.

3 Steps to Get Any Relationship Back on Track

Expert advice on how to repair or strengthen any relationship

4 Reasons Kids Stop Respecting Their Parents

Just telling kids their behavior is not okay is not enough

3 Reasons Your Kids Won't Take "No" For An Answer

The surprising truth about why your kids won't take "no" for an answer and what to do about it

3 Things a Parent Should Never Say to a Kid

Avoid these 3 toxic phrases when talking to kids, and say this instead

Feeling Stressed? Here's How to "Tweak Your Freak"

Feel better fast with these 5 steps

10 Things Great Parents Do

A (printable) summary of parenting best practices

How to Give Consequences That Work

Kids who don’t experience the consequences of their actions are insulated from critical learning experiences. Here's how parents can use consequences to facilitate learning.

How to Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time

Feeling ignored by your kids? Try these 7 steps to teach your kids to listen to you the first time, without yelling or nagging
Why Your Kids Are Ignoring You

Why Your Kids Are Ignoring You

You may be unintentionally teaching your kids to ignore what you say
The Secret to Changing Your Kids' Behavior

The Secret to Changing Your Kids' Behavior

While it's tempting to look at what our children do wrong and see the solution as “fixing” them, that approach ignores a key principle of change in relationships.

This Simple Technique Can Help You Stay Calm With Your Kids

When kids are pushing your buttons, try this simple technique to keep your cool

Parents Take Note: You are Part of an Important Experiment

How we behave with our kids tells them how we work and how to get what they want from us. Here's how to make the most of that.

7 Simple Strategies to Avoid Power Struggles (Part Two)

Side-step power struggles with your kids using these tips (Part 2 of 2).

7 Simple Strategies to Avoid Power Struggles

Avoid conflict with these 7 tips (Part 1 of 2)

How to Tell if You're Doing too Much for Your Kids

Over-functioning has hidden hazards. Here's what to watch for and what to do instead.

Want to Curb Kids' Whining? Here's What You Need to Know

Teach your kids to get what they want without whining

How Not to Raise a Brat

Six steps for raising respectful children

The Most Powerful Parenting Tool You (Already) Have

Try this communication strategy to diffuse power struggles, promote cooperation and enhance your relationships.
Read Lots of Parenting Books but Still Feeling Stuck?

Read Lots of Parenting Books but Still Feeling Stuck?

Often, the answer to why we continue to feel stuck lies in the difference between knowing and doing.