Parents Q&A

Questions have been answered by Dr. Jane Nelsen and Certified Positive Discipline Trainers. Please use the Blog Search to find specific topics.


 

Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Parent

Question:

A friend of mine recently lost his wife and his 8 month to be born daughter. He does not know how to break the bad news to his 3 year old daughter. What do you think will be the best approach???? Any other advice???

Thank you so much for helping me help him... Jorge

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Twin Conflict

Question:

Dear Mary, 
I hope that you remember me - I wrote to you for some advice regarding my twins last year around September and you very kindly sent me some invaluable information, which I have saved and read through very often. 

I am having more problems with my son, specifically regarding his behavior towards his sister.

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Switching from Negative to Positive Time Out

Question:

I'm just reading Positive Discipline A-Z and finding it very helpful. I have two daughters almost 2 and almost 4 years old.

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Spousal Conflict in Front of Children

Question:

What are some different and creative ways to handle conflict in front of the children between you and your spouse?

Thank You,
Theresa 

Answer:

Respectfully. I could just leave it at that, but too many people don't know what respect looks like. A few suggestions:

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Poor Hygiene

Question:

Hi there,

My son is 8, going on 9. He is encopratic, and we are treating that. He has seen his physician, and I am non-judgmental about it and have a monthly budget for underpants. Your staff helped me identify this issue last year, and I am very grateful. My current concern is that he is just not very consistent about showering, tooth brushing and hand-washing. The problem has two sides, of course.

1) He should, as a matter of personal responsibility and health consciousness, keep his body clean and as germ-free as is reasonable for a child his age.

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