For many families, every meal feels less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like a battle of epic proportions. Mealtime is one of the biggest stressors for parents, especially those with little ones. Why? Because kids are winning! Think about it – eating is one of the few things kids can legitimately control. Hard […]
The Disneyland Daddy by James Lehman, MSW Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8) and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs—as a receptionist during the week and part-time catering on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with […]
The Ranch for Boys is a residential boarding school in Florida, just for troubled boys. It is an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country.
Columbus Girls Academy offers a structured Christian boarding school environment for struggling teenage girls. The school focuses on character growth, spiritual life, and personal responsibility to help girls overcome life-controlling issues.
Inappropriate Behavior – Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase by James Lehman, MSW Q: Why do parents tend to dismiss inappropriate behavior as “a phase?” James: When a child is between 18 months and two years old, they’ll start to walk away and say “no” to their parent. The child is practicing a new skill. […]
You were a youth once so you probably know how it is like to deal with peer pressure. It is characteristic of children and teenager to strive hard to belong to a peer group. These are the days when they are establishing their individuality and still finding out how they really are. Peer pressure can […]
Listing of FREE and low-cost boarding schools and therapeutic programs for troubled teens. If you have a troubled teenager and have low income, we’ve listed the boarding schools and programs you may want to contact. The list is constantly updated.
Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting by James Lehman, MSW If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict […]
The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price by James Lehman, MSW James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation Program, examines the effects of acting out behavior on parents and the family, and reveals how to calm the storm in the home. Q: A child’s behavior problems can cause disturbances in a family […]
As parents, it’s very difficult for us to see that our children are suffering from peer pressure, especially if it’s already causing them a variety of problems. We don’t know how to talk to them about what’s bothering them, and we don’t even know how to approach them. For this reason, here are some tips […]
Driver’s education is designed to provide your teen with the knowledge of state driving laws and the basic skills for operating a vehicle. The license bureau only checks if your teen knows how to turn and use signals, obey traffic signs, park, and use safety equipment. They are more concerned with the written test to […]
When you are raising your child, there will come a time where they grow up into a teenager. As a teenager, your child will start to meet new friends, wear different styles of clothing, and may even start to rebel. Dealing with a teenager is definitely not easy if you are not prepared for the […]