Kids and dad doing chores around the house.
    November 26, 2018
    Help with the Laundry? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!”

    I can still see the stunned look on my 6-year-old’s face when I asked him to help me with laundry. He was downright appalled. In his mind, this was clearly my job. After all, he was “just a kid.…

    June 4, 2014
    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 o…

    The Ultimate Silent Game
    February 26, 2013
    The Ultimate Silent Game

    Remember playing the Silent Game with your parents so that they could have a few moments of silence? Perhaps you just played this game in the car with your kids?  Let me introduce to you another vers…

    February 3, 2012
    Mistake Ritual

    I was just listening to a panel discussion about effective behaviors of people who coach sports. The panelists said a whole bunch of interesting things about discipline and motivation.  I was most st…

    Parenting With Your Partner
    June 1, 2011
    Parenting With Your Partner

    My partner and I have been practicing our own brand of equally shared parenting since we became parents. We don’t feel like it is important to split everything down the middle. However, we do think …

    Living the Life of Finn
    March 2, 2011
    Living the Life of Finn

    When were we hit with the “big bang” explosion of modern family life, one that left us sick with the demands of parenting in the new age, and virtually vomiting undigested stress over the days of …

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts
    August 13, 2008
    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 advi…

    January 25, 2003
    Throwing Fits

    Dr. Greene's Answer: All kids go through throwing fits at some time. Those who continue are getting something out of them. It might be attention, coddling, or even just a chance to express rage. Rece…

    January 16, 2003
    Hitting and Biting

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Most kids hit or bite at some point. Those who keep it up usually feel they are getting something out of it. Either getting their way or getting attention (even negative attention…

    Disruptive Behavior
    January 13, 2003
    Disruptive Behavior

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With kids who are disruptive, working on empathy can be very helpful--not telling her what to do, but helping her learn to identify what others are feeling (which can lead to chan…

    January 7, 2003
    Saying No

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Ten months old is part of the Great Age of Exploration. Most kids have learned to maneuver across the room and they want to handle and examine (and often mouth) most everything th…

    Angry boy screaming while holding a blue ball. For parents this can be difficult behavior.
    January 6, 2003
    Difficult Behavior

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Just as habits take a long time to form, they often take a while to change. It's not too late for this boy to learn constructive ways of behaving. One of the main ways that kids l…

    Behavioral Problems
    January 5, 2003
    Behavioral Problems

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With a 7-year-old, you want to set just a few rules, but it's important to keep them consistent. Tying them to taking away privileges is often the best form of discipline for kids…