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Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Disrespectful and Throwing Tantrums at Eight-Years-Old 176764​​​​​​Question:Our ​8-year old son is a good student and receives rave reviews at school, but at home he's extremely disrespectful and refuses ...5/15/2018 7:07:00 PMtalk with him about his out-of-control behaviors and positive behaviors he should use in their place 30764https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | How Can I Protect My Child from the Negative Influences of His or Her Friends? 178135If one of your child's school friends is involved in negative or dangerous behaviors, it's best to clearly communicate your concerns to your child....12/27/2017 9:38:23 PMyou are not attacking the friend, you don't want him or her to use those same behaviors to keep your child safe and direct him or her away from dangerous and negative behaviors 592https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Teenage Son Cuts Himself, Hates Dad 176990 Question: My 14-year-old son has many anger issues, has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD, yells constantly, cuts himself and burns things ...9/15/2017 9:15:41 PMUnsafe behaviors such as self harm, cutting, suicidal statements or threats, aggressive behaviors towards others or property are not 1985https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What to Do if Your Teen is Hanging Out With the "Wrong Crowd" 178356 Let's face it, if your good teenager is hanging out with a bad group of kids, it's unlikely that his or her good behaviors will rub off on them. ...12/4/2017 7:14:54 PMsee that although the rewards of good behavior may not be as immediately gratifying as those that come from bad behavior, they are more pleasant and easier to 808https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Sex, Drugs and Teens 178253When children grow up, they don't always make healthy, wise choices. In fact, peer pressure and the desire to fit in, find friends and have meaning...12/27/2017 9:37:55 PMare not going to ​let them continue these behaviors and that you are willing and able to In terms of specific behaviors, call the police and report your teenager as a runaway if 3197https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Recognizing When Your Child Is Distressed 178238Children are sensitive and can struggle to make sense of events that are traumatizing and deadly. There are common symptoms people experience follo...11/22/2017 8:21:50 PMthumb-sucking, acting out or other behaviors from when they were younger Reduced If your child exhibits these or other concerning behaviors for more than two weeks, seek 2070https://www.boystown.org/parenting/article/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Self-Harming Daughter 176939 Question: My stepdaughter began cutting herself and taking large amounts of Benadryl about six to eight months ago. My wife and I were una...9/15/2017 9:15:37 PMMy wife and I were unaware of Give her the opportunity to turn her behavior around, but let her know that sending her to a group home is an option if her bad behavior escalates 1223https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Handling a Violent 4-Year-Old 176803 Question: My divorced friend's 4-year-old son regularly punches her in the face when he does not get what he wants. He doesn’t seem angry,...9/15/2017 9:15:28 PMHow can we correct this behavior trying to change or correct a behavior, it's important to have a consequence (time-out), and then teach the new appropriate behavior 1697https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | 10 Signs Your Relationship Might Be Unhealthy 174624The following signs are red flags that your relationship is not healthy for you and it may be time to reevaluate the relationship all together.4/30/2018 1:58:18 PMIf you answered “Yes” to some of the questions, then you may be in an unhealthy relationship Learn more about this topic in Dating Friend Harmful Behaviors Respect Teens Tweens 3144https://www.boystown.org/parenting/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | What’s an Appropriate Consequence for My 16-Year-Old Smoking Marijuana? 176679​​​​​​​​​​​Question:What is an appropriate consequence for catching my 16-year-old son smoking marijuana with his friend? We are an upper-middl...4/18/2018 8:07:17 PMThe type of consequence you decide to use depends on the severity of the behavior effectively use consequences to change your son’s behavior, the less likely he will be to 20380https://www.boystown.org/parenting/questions-and-answers/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx