It's understandable to feel hurt by those words, but reacting from your own feelings can make the situation worse. I've addressed the underlying messages behind "I hate you" and given some tips for how to respond.
Talking to kids about a trial or temporary separation is uniquely challenging because the future is uncertain. Here are some tips to help you through the conversation
Bringing home a new baby is one of the most exciting times for a family, but it can also be one of the most challenging, particularly for older siblings. There's a lot to which they have to adjust: decreased attention from parents, a big shift in routine, and the needs and (sometimes noisy) demands of… Continue reading Preparing Older Siblings for New Baby
Not acknowledging a difficult behavior does have its place - but it doesn't work in every situation. Here's what to do when it doesn't.