Stop Getting Ticked Off by Bug Bites

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

It’s the end of another long summer day. The kids are exhausted after playing outside most of the day and are ready for bed. As they are changing to their pajamas, you notice that one of your precious little ones has a red welt on his chest. Then you notice a couple of more and wonder what you should do. In this case, the red…

Defiant Kids and the “No” Machine

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The mother asked her five year old son, “Pick up the blocks from the hallway. It is time to get ready for lunch.” The little boy shouts, “No! You can’t make me!” He then proceeds to pick up a block and throw it towards his mother. The mother has noticed that her son has been saying, “no” to more and more of her requests and…

Teaching Kids Financial Management with an Allowance

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“But Dad, I really want it!” whined the little boy. The tears began to well up as the father told his son that he could not have the toy. The little boy responded by yelling, “You never get me anything I want!” As illustrated above, it is natural for young children to get upset when their immediate wants and desires are not met. Younger children…