Parents Education Center

4 Steps For Increasing Your Patience

Some people seem to be naturally patient, while others seem to struggle with increasing patience because of their strong/hard natures or how they were nurtured.

Negative Consequence Rutt: Parenting Tips

My 7 year old has had discipline “issues” for 1 and 1/2 weeks consistently every morning during “school time”. He gets so frustrated with me when I calmly let him know that he earned another “consequence”

Solutions for Today’s Teenage Sexual Problems

The other day I was attending a very heated legislative committee meeting in Utah where changes to the way state school teachers teach about sexual health were proposed. I recognized some of the legislators were not acknowledging the real solution to the problems facing teenagers.

What If Your Child Is A Bully?

Let’s be careful not to bully our children into not being bullies. In a recent Huffington Post article a mother talked about how she taught her daughter “to damn well treat people right.” (Sorry for the language. That washer exact quote.)

How To Break A Habit: More Than Behavior Modification

This week I was invited back to Family Voice Talk Radio with BJ Stober, family therapist to talk about helping children overcome difficult behaviors, and strengthen relationships at the same time. ,

Breaking bad habits is no easy task. Habits are like snow flakes. They fall ever so softly, but then before you know it you have something powerful, and often destructive, like an avalanche. However, even though habits can seem p

Becoming A Youth: The Answer To Teenager Problems

“I am not a teenager and here’s why…” said a group of youth one day during a discussion on the article by Dr. Michael Platt, The Myth Of The Teenager. T-STYLE: normal”>One after one each of the group of fifteen or so youth declared why they were not or would not be teenagers.

Teenagers And Cell Phone Use: Warning!

T-FAMILY: Arial, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: small”>A few years ago I noticed a new sign posted at our local swimming pool. The sign read, “Absolutely no cell phone use in the locker rooms!”

T-FAMILY: Arial, sans-serif; FONT-SIZE: small”>At first, when I saw the sign I felt like some of my rights had been taken away or something. It felt like I was being controlled.

Classroom Behavior Problems

A parent’s work isn’t limited to working with our own children. Sometimes we are in situations when we are in charge of other people’s children. Occasions where this most likely happens are at church, when friends come over, at clubs, in school settings, and on outings. These times are enjoyable, but can also be complete disasters.

School Problems ~ When The Classroom Comes Home

“I have a 5 year old son that is in kindergarten.  He loves school because of all his friends there…  Unfortunately with school I see him still coming home with some bad habits that we must work to break.  I think his teacher is great but with all the kids in the class she can’t be expected to enforce/reward self-government principles.  My concern is that he is getting confused with discipline at home and less discipline at school.  How do you address this issue with your kids?”
It is hard to have a child come home from school with behaviors you need to break all the time.