Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Got a Surprise When I Read my iTunes Bill

Today I had a 14 year old boy in my office who had used his parent’s iTunes account without their consent.  He had racked up about $200 worth of apps and games over the course of a few months.


His parents were shocked when they received their iTunes bill and their son was shocked that all those $2 purchases had added up to so much money. He thought they would go totally unnoticed!

His parents weren’t sure how to respond.  They were swinging between two extreme options. Should they dismiss it as a silly mistake or take him down to Continue Reading >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Son’s Anger Frightens Me – Part 2

In Part 1  of this two-part series I interviewed Dr John Mitchell, a well-respected doctor and my father-in-law.  We covered the impact of health, hormones, energy drinks and sleep.  In this blog post I want to outline some things you can do if your son is struggling to control his temper.  I have included a photo of my whiteboard at work where I have been talking to a 14 year old boy and his sister about managing their anger. fighting I hope you find this helpful:

Parent Question:  Michelle help!  What do I do when he goes into a rage?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Son’s Anger Frightens Me – Part 1

“I am frightened by my son’s temper.  He flies off the handle, swearing, punching things.  He can erupt over the smallest things.  I don’t know why he is so angry.  He’s not a child anymore and it does frighten me when he’s out of control.  He is much bigger than I am and he’s getting so strong.”


I am very lucky to have a father-in-law who is a well-respected doctor in Gladstone.  He has worked extensively with families over the past 40 years and I have asked him to help me put together some thoughts for this blog post about Continue Reading >>

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