How to Fix Teenage Attitude Problems …. Without Losing It

By Shaunti Feldhahn on October 11, 2017

Not that this ever happens to you. But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper. Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed…

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6 Tips From Coaches: How to Be a Good Sports Parent

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 25, 2017

The other day at a huge high school sports event, I watched a large, loud dad yelling at a ref. On the sidelines, the coach looked furious. Being abusive to an official not only models terrible behavior; it’s a terrible…

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Are Legos Just for Boys? It’s Complicated

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 8, 2017

One of the things that years of research with men and women, boys and girls, has taught me is that the genders are just (gasp!) different. It always stuns me when people push back against this idea – as if…

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Two Practical Ways to Encourage Your Sons

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 21, 2017

Many boys these days go through challenging times that are not of their making, and yet they affect how our sons view themselves. Every day, boys experience challenges at school that make them feel stupid, especially since our sit-still-and-listen school…

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Four Fantastic Facts to Know about Your Prickly Teen

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 15, 2017

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ve probably experienced the eye roll or utter disgust for whatever parental wisdom you’re trying to share. You’ve seen the defensiveness when you ask that one, small, innocent question. One day your little…

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Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 1, 2017

If you’re reading this, I can tell you two things about yourself. First: You think you’re a kind person. Kindness matters to you. You work at being kind, and you do not like the unkindness of others, or how harsh…

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How to respond to teenager attitude without losing your mind

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 5, 2017

Not that this ever happens. But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper. Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to…

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Dads, Say This to Your Daughters

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 22, 2017

Dads, we know you love your daughter. And you know you love your daughter. But you might be surprised at much she needs to hear it. In the research with teens and preteens for For Parents Only, I found that…

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Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 15, 2017

So there you are, in your best suit, giving a Skype video presentation in your best professional manner – and thankful that the people on the other end can’t tell you are doing it all from a home office. After…

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Avoid Divorce With This Simple Recipe for a Happy Marriage

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 1, 2017

I love that social science now regularly disproves this long-held belief of our culture: that if you are very unhappy in your marriage, it’s better to be realistic and just move on.  Because there is very little chance that you…

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