Guilt-ridden Parents Don’t Make Pack Leaders

It’s amazing what we can learn by observing animals — things that also reveal truths about human relationships. For example, many pet owners who adopt an abused, homeless or disabled dog quite naturally feel sorry for it. They “love” the dog, but this can actually be...

Re-thinking Homework Refusal in Teens

Have a teen who refuses to do homework? Some teens even do the homework, but do not turn it in or “forget it”, ensuring them a failing grade. This makes no sense to parents, who only read this behavior as irrational or oppositional:  “He’s just doing it to piss me...