Tag Archives: Alyson Schafer

Children’s Lying. Turns Out, We Teach Them How

By: Alyson Schafer Honesty is rated as one of the most desirable qualities that parents hope to hone in their children.  Honesty stands significantly above confidence and good judgement when parents are surveyed.  You can imagine then, how upset parents get when their child lies.   I like to comfort parents by letting them know it’s not really […]

The Situation

I recently received an email from a distraught mother who complained that every night after tuck-in time, her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter would call out, Mooooomy, I have to go peeeeeeeee even though she was put on the potty right before bedtime. The Way I See It I suspect that this three-and-a-half-year-old has discovered that toileting is […]

Divorced? What Children Really Want for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, and lots of articles are being written about ways to show your love. Here is an excerpt from “Helping Children Understand Divorce,” by University of Missouri, that might give you some ideas about what the children of divorce really want: What I Need From My Mom and Dad –  A Child’s List […]