Show him how to throw a fit

Situation: Homeschooling mom is exhausted because kids are fighting.

Parent Talk tip: Have a homeschool class on fighting. Teach the kids how to fight. In the business world, it’s called negotiating or communicating. For a parent, it’s part of discretion – learning what works, what doesn’t and doing things that are effective.

Effective parents are powerful parents.

Diane Moore is a certified family life counselor and parent mentor with a private practice in Vancouver. Parent Talk is her radio talk show heard in Portland, Vancouver and Boise. Today’s tip comes from a conversation between Diane and one of the show’s callers. It has been edited for time.

Audio by Naylene Frunk

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