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Video: Striking the right balance with electronic devices

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Video: The Right Way to Handle Time Out

When you learn anything from math to how to change the oil in your car, there’s always one method that’s far better than the others. With Time Out, Dr. Levy can save you and your family tons of aggravation by showing you the best way to implement this consequence.

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Effective Parenting Techniques

(More information on “Behavior Game” and “Acknowledgments” will be provided in future blog postings).

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Keeping interruptions to a minimum

Tired of being interrupted all the time? Dr. Levy shows you how to manage interruptions compassionately but firmly so that your children get the attention they need without breaking into the middle of phone calls and adult conversations at inappropriate times.

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How To Stop Yelling At My Kid?

Many parents tell me that they try as hard as they can not to raise their voices or yell, only to end up screaming and losing their cool with their kid. They often ask me how can they stop from yelling, but they first go into a detailed explanation that they wouldn’t have to yell…

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When your teen says, “You don’t trust me!”

Many parents have heard their teenagers say these very words to them. I talk to parents who are afraid to hurt their relationship with their teetering teen and afraid to hurt their self-esteem, so their response to this statement is an explanation of how they DO trust them.  This is a mistake.  Teens do not…

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Crying and sadness can be a form of misbehavior

“He doesn’t misbehave at home.” That is a common comment from parents that don’t see their child’s emotional response as a form of misbehavior. We tend to think of misbehavior as overt defiance, disrespect, aggression, or just plain bad attitude. But kids can misbehave in a variety of ways; not all of them have to be…

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I don’t want to hurt his/her Self Esteem, Parents say to Dr. Levy

Parents often want to talk to me alone for the first session, or at least part of the session. What they tell me usually isn’t profound or a ‘secret’, but rather, they just want to describe some of the behaviors of their youngster. When I ask why they preferred to tell me in private instead of…

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Are we getting in our own way?

Do you shake your head and wonder HOW to get your child/teen to stop their bad habits such as   Getting Homework Done on Time? Constant Arguing with Siblings/Parents? Doing household jobs? TIP 1:  Is there a predictable schedule in the home? There may be some late nights, due to sports or church, but CAN…

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How do I stop my kid once he’s having a meltdown?

Question: How do I stop a full-blown meltdown or temper tantrum? Answer: You’d be surprised how often we get this question. A child or adolescent gets upset and starts a full-blown tantrum with kicking, cussing … you name it. Not fun. And there’s really nothing you can do once a kid is in the middle…

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