“No” may not have been the first word your child learned, but some days it may seem like the only word she remembers. In this Children’s Channel video, Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some strategies for parenting a child through some of the more challenging times.
Toddlers do the most adorable things: Give unexpected hugs, squeal with laughter and cuddle up to you when they’re tired. But as any parent of a toddler will tell you, they also do some not-so-adorable things, like kick, scream … or even bite. “Biting can be a way for toddlers to get attention or express […]
How do you keep a 1 year old from heading toward the DVD player? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teen to respect your authority? Statistics show that 2 out of 3 American parents use spanking as a method of discipline. “Many people do what they […]
As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]