6 Reasons to Not Ask “Why”- For Parents

No more excuses! This post is about not asking for excuses by asking your kids to explain why they did something wrong or forgot to do something they were supposed to do (or had agreed to do). This is a common pattern that will create problems and can undermine your authority. Here’s why asking “why”…

11 Reasons to Use Boundaries- For Parents

Establishing your authority with boundaries * Boundaries allow you to express your limits and to communicate the conditions or availability of certain privileges that your children desire. * Boundaries prevent conflict and build win-win power structures. They help you take care of yourself while attempting to accommodate your children’s needs or desires. * Boundaries build…

10 Characteristics of Healthy Adult-Child Relationships

Description of the characteristics Healthy, functional relationships between adults and children (including teacher-student relationships) are characterized by the following. Increasing the presence of these characteristics in your relationships is a great way to improve commitment, communications, cooperation and consideration, and reduce stress and conflict as well! This list applies to parents and care-givers as well…

Product: Article Reprints

Articles by Dr. Jane Bluestein This is a complete listing of the article reprints available on this site. The articles are listed in alphabetical order and cover a wide range of topics, primarily for parents and educators, with some subjects

Video: Win-Win Parenting

Four video presentation on one DVD featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein Win-win authority dynamics applied to relationships between parents and children. Includes practical strategies and tips for avoiding conflict, engaging cooperative behavior, building responsibility, setting boundaries and following through, and supporting children’s emotional needs. Appropriate for parents, grandparents, foster parents, and

Audio: ParentTapes

Two audio CDs or mp3 audio files featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein These CDs are included in our Free Book listing. Shipping charges will apply, whether in hard plastic case or individual envelope sleeve. OR order below at about 80% off. This price includes free Media Mail shipping in the US. Hear Dr. Bluestein in a…

Book: Parents, Teens and Boundaries

How to Draw the Line by Dr. Jane Bluestein Copies will be shipped directly from the publisher. We are out of stock on this book.  The best-selling book that has helped thousands of parents get beyond surviving their kids’ teen years to a place where they can actually enjoy them. This book looks at the parent-child…

Book: Listas Para Padres

Qué Hacer y Qué No libro de Jane Bluestein We are down to our last two copies of this book. Order below at 50% off. This price includes our cost for free Media Mail shipping in the continental US. Más de 1.000 tips para construir mejores relaciones, con ideas simples, prácticas y comprobadas para ayudarle…