Parenting & Discipline Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Discipline is the Highest Form of Love

    Discipline is the Highest Form of Love

    Discipline is the key to raising functional happy children. What this means is that parents need to, first and foremost, be disciplined themselves. If a parent isn’t disciplined there is no chance of disciplining their children correctly. Discipline should come from natural consequences, or the law of cause and effect. It should not come from […]

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  • Mindful

    Mindful Family, Happy Family

    Take a moment and imagine what it would be like if everyone in your household was more patient, kind, calm and respectful. Trips to the doctor’s office become more infrequent, grades improve, and dinner time is a pleasant and happy affair. Overall, there is a sense of well-being and joy. Sound far-fetched? Bliss is not […]

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    Parenting and Discipline in “Blended Families”

    Parents and stepparents feel differently about kids. Stepparents, even if they care about their stepkids, do not begin with a deeply established heart connection with them. Furthermore, habits, values, and everyday routines are shared between kids and their parents, not between stepparents and stepkids, or in the stepcouple. If stepkids are struggling, one or more […]

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  • Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Each day I see parents trying their best to do what’s right for their families, but no one has the perfect guidebook that tells parents what to do. Here are the top ten solvable problems that I advise parents to remedy today.

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  • Hitting and Biting

    Hitting and Biting

    My 3-year-old son constantly hits and bites (more clothing than skin, but sometimes skin) and pulls hair. He has a hard time listening. We’ve tried several disciplinary actions (time-out, holding time-out) but nothing works and sometimes he smirks! What…

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  • Saying No

    Saying “No”

    My sister has a very curious 10-month-old. He’s always getting into things that he shouldn’t. How do we teach him “no” without scaring him from exploring?

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  • Difficult Behavior

    Difficult Behavior

    My friend has a 5-year-old who has a lot of established difficult behaviors. Limits have not been set, and he’s learned to control his parents through tantrums and defiance. They’ve about had their fill and want to enact some…

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  • Behavioral Problems

    Behavioral Problems

    My 7-year-old spends all day misbehaving. He jumps on the furniture, throws toys, and generally is out of control. The more I tell him to stop something or discipline him, the more he acts up. We use time-out, taking…

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