How to help a bossy child make friends:

MY 10-YEAR OLD SON IS AN ONLY CHILD AND VERY BOSSY. WHAT CAN I DO?photocreditDR. RUTHERFORD: It's not uncommon to see only children or first-born children be bossy towards other children. Perhaps this is because the parents expect more from the child and often treat him as if he were older than he actually is....more

When is Enough, Enough

I don’t really think of my almost 10 year old as being a negative guy. He’s actually pretty peppy and upbeat. What I’ve noticed however, is that lately, when things don’t go his way, he gets really bitter. He’s 10 and after talking to some friends, I understand this is pretty typical of kids his age.Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:...more

I hear you on many levels. I have two sons, 12 and 14, and I consider them to generally be ...more