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.


 

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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Lacking Self-Confidence

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My children are both lacking in the self-confidence department and I would be grateful for any information that could help them become more confident.

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Forgetful

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Discipline for Children of Different Ethnic Groups

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Please send me info on how to discipline children in Hispanic, African 
American and other ethnic groups what is usual practice and uniqueness to a specific culture.
Thanks 
Kokab A. Saeed, M.D.

Answer:

Dear Dr. Saeed,

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Computer Overuse

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Dear Jane or Associate:
I attended your seminar in Portland on May 15 and enjoyed listening to your suggestions. It is always good to be reminded that respect is the foundation for any good relationship. Thank you for your work! I do, however, have a question that I'm still not sure how to deal with. Here goes:

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Child Won't Leave When it is Time to Go

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I am a single mother and have one 5 year old son, Sean.

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Child Misses Her Father

First, I want to say that I am a huge fan of your books and keep them at my bedside so I can refer to them often. Growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, I was desperate to learn how to parent differently so that my daughter didn't endure the same sort of childhood that I did. When I feel myself reacting to something that feels too much like my father, I take a time-out and pick-up one of your books.

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Allowance

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I'm wondering how you feel about allowance? Also, I'd like to know how to deal with my children when they want so much for Christmas and I can't afford it. They see some of their friends and relatives getting whatever they want.

 

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Online Learning

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