The determined child or teen is sometimes called difficult, feisty, stubborn, willful, or bossy. Parents of determined children often come to our office frustrated stating, “We’ve tried everything to discipline her, but nothing works!”
After many years of helping thousands of children and teens with determined temperaments (including his own), Dr. Davenport has learned a few things that may help you. If you have a determined child, you are urged to seriously consider what he has lived, learned, and shares in these heart-felt articles.
- Loving your Determined Child or Teen
- Raise Up Your Child Based on Temperament
- Why Flexible Structuring Works
- How to Use Flexible Structuring with Your Determined Child
- Overcoming “Parenting Shame” and Being Vulnerable for Your Child and Yourself
- The Power of Positive Attention
- Helping Your Child Follow Directions
- Economics 101: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
- Economics 201: Six Steps to Reducing Unacceptable Behavior
- Time Out!
- What if Time Out Doesn’t Work? Modified Grounding/Time Out for Your Younger Determined Child (COMING SOON!)
- Building and Maintaining Your Relationship with Your Determined Teen (COMING SOON!)
- Setting Boundaries: Specifying Where Your Relationship with Your Determined Teen Will and Will Not Go (COMING SOON!)
- Grounding for Determined Teens
- Collaborative Problem Solving
Once your determined child is convinced of the strength of your love for her, she is more motivated to protect her relationship with you through obedience. Isn’t that what self control is all about?
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