Consequences versus punishment

Consequences versus punishment

Parents are often unclear about the difference between consequences and punishment — and that’s one reason efforts to discipline children can be ineffective. A consequence is the result or direct effect of an action. The goal for giving consequences is to...
What parents can do about sibling conflicts

What parents can do about sibling conflicts

The children are at it again. They’re bickering with each other, shouting at each other, hurling insults and threatening to throw punches. It’s no wonder sibling fighting is a common cause of parenting annoyance and frustration. But what to do about it?...
Becoming attached: Why it’s so important

Becoming attached: Why it’s so important

Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. It profoundly influences every aspect of the human condition—mind, body, emotions, relationships and morality. Attachment is not something...