Thinking about how to raise healthy children runs in the family, so it’s no surprise that when I started having kids I did a lot of reading, thinking, and talking about parenting. In...More...
Mind Positive Parenting
Kiyah Duffey, Ph.D. • June 23, 2015
Dr. Dave and Erin Walsh • February 27, 2014
Emotion coaching helps kids learn how to manage powerful emotions and turns would-be power struggles into learning opportunities. Whether or not you know it, your children already sees you as their emotion coach. So here are five steps to start honing your coaching skills:
Posted by Erin Walsh • February 27, 2014
At a recent workshop I asked parents to share something about their children that they were really proud of - not in terms of accomplishments, but in terms of behaviors they have been working on. This distinction is important.
You no doubt feel proud if your child makes the honor roll or sinks the winning basket in an important game. These are indeed accomplishments. Sometimes,...More...
Dr. Dave and Erin Walsh • March 11, 2013
Dr. Dave, I am having a problem with my eleven year old son. It seems like all we do is argue and I am tired. I try to explain what I am doing in terms of my parenting decisions and why I am doing it but it never ends. He is so strong willed but I am the parent. He needs to listen to me. Help!
Scott, You are not alone! For lots of...More...
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • August 22, 2012
We talk to parents a lot about the teenage brain and the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) during adolescence. We know that young people need a lot of practice managing their emotional impulses and that, for some teens, things can turn rocky or explosive on a dime.
When your teen's PFC heads out to lunch,...More...
Posted by Dr. Dave Walsh • March 20, 2012
Does it seem like every conversation with your teenager ends in a power struggle or argument ? There are no guaranteed strategies to eliminate all parent-teen miscommunication but learning some tips for how to talk to teenagers can improve the odds!