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How to Respond When Your Kid Says Everything is Boring

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Diane: “Everything is boring.” Elaine: “Oh, it’s so boring.” Diane: “Oh, my gosh. It is so boring, mom. This is…

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Tips for Helping Kids Feel Proud (When They Don’t Like Praise)

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Elaine: One of the issues we hear a lot from parents is frustration because their kids don’t take praise well.…

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Video Tip: Keep it Simple

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Keep it simple. We humans have this tendency to make things really complicated. As parents, we set complex reward systems…

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Summer Video Tip: Summer Planning with Complex Kids

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Summer is a great time to help complex kids learn and practice planning skills, mostly because they can be motivated…

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When Kids Have Trouble Hearing the Word No, Try This

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

What do I do when my kid has a hard time hearing the word “no”? How can I get them…

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Help Your Complex Kids Become More Independent (especially in the mornings)

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Elaine: We had at least two questions that came in that were both very similar and we summarized them for…

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Talking with Kids about Siblings with Complex Issues

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

  Diane: We got this question about how to talk to your child’s siblings about their complex challenges. If you’ve…

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Medication For Kids With ADHD — Is It Just About School Work?

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

Elaine: Here’s a question from a mom of a fourth grader in a high performing school, a demanding school, and…

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How To Help My Kids Manage Time When I’m Not Around

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

  Diane: The next question is how to help your kid with time management when you’re not around. Elaine: Uh-huh,…

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