time of the day or night, always able to interrupt family time, always able to disturb your child’s sleep, always able to distract your child during class time, and always…

…children in these circumstances: alarm and frustration. Alarm is a response to facing any kind of separation and frustration is about not being able to “make things work.” If a…

be missing, and some we’ll have to recreate in order to adapt to the very odd times we live in. There is much to be thankful for and happy about,…

to parent through.  Somewhere in the eleven- to thirteen-year age range, our previously reasonable children are likely to become completely allergic to direction. They can appear inconsiderate, act rashly, and

to believe that we are our child’s “best bet” and that in our presence, they will be able to handle the changes that life is throwing at them and at…

and routines to make it easier to realize my intentions – whether with family, health, or a clean house. Intentions allow us to come alongside, to make room for the

are free to take the lead. Of course, our ability to prescribe a child’s behavior will be only as good as the child’s attachment to us. It doesn’t have to

What is an alpha complex you may ask? To begin with, there are many faces to the alpha complex. Some alpha children present as bossy and prescriptive, dominating and controlling,…

to feel responsible – that you did something wrong: uncomfortable, yes, but a sign that you are aware and care about your impact on others. Shame, however, is to feel…

…questions as there are parents and children. Being the answer for your child is a way to turn summer vacation into an enriching experience for yourself and for your child….

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