Parenting without Yelling

What you have to say is important. But your kids aren’t listening to you. You try to be reasonable yet stern.  And still nobody’s listening. You’re starting to lose it. So you get louder      We’ve all been there. Some of us have spent more time there than we ever thought we would. But the

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Teaching Kids Not to Overreact

I can’t find my red Lego! Ben called me a name! I want juice, not chocolate milk! Kids’ problems seem so trivial. And when we think about all the stress we have to deal with on a daily basis, it is easy to get frustrated if our kids start crying, yelling, or throwing a tantrum

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Counseling for Reluctant Kids

Maybe you feel that counseling would be beneficial for your child or teenager, but your kid happens to disagree. This is actually a very common problem among families. Here are some tips to consider: Choose a child/family specialist. Child counselors have specific experiences, training, and abilities to connect with kids and adolescents. They have a

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Join Us for Our Next Free Parenting Workshop!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 @ 1:00pm Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC   Feel like the kids are running the show? Learn some simple, parenting basics that can make a big difference in your day-to-day family life. Register with Cheryl: 630.587-3777 Ext. 103 or Cheryl@riverviewcounselingservices.com   Open to everyone in St. Charles and the surrounding communities, our FREE monthly

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Conversation Starters

Parent: Hey! How was school? Kid: Fine. Parent: Well tell me about it…what did you do? Kid: I don’t know. Nothing. (walks away) Trying to talk to your kids can be frustrating. Painful even. Incorrectly labeling kids as flippant, withdrawn, or disrespectful is common. It’s important to realize, though, that kids often want to interact with

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