Using flash cards at age 1. Teaching kids to read at 3. Pushing students to get ahead of the curve in early elementary. Does any of this even help our kids academically?
"Disagreement is tolerated. Disrespect is not." Psychologist Madeline Levine on what to do when your child utters these three dagger-to-the-heart words.
Kids will "go through moments when they are really angry and hate their parents," says Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd. But saying it doesn't make it OK.
“When somebody says something so hurtful, your response is going to be... 'I hate you, too,'” says "Raising Happiness" author Christine Carter. But whatever you do, don't go there, she adds. Take this approach, instead.
When it comes to homework troubles, the famed psychologist and "The Price of Privilege" author cautions parents against coming to your child's rescue.
"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.
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.
"Raising Happiness" author Christine Carter says the secret isn't to elevate the drama. For better results, do this instead.
TV's "America's Supernanny" Deborah Tillman says it happens to every parent. It's a matter of knowing how to turn off the switch and stop yourself before things turn ugly.
"Don't jump in too fast!" warns Madeline Levine, author of "Teach Your Children Well." Take this approach instead so your child learns to navigate friendships.