>Forced Apologies

>Dear Dr. Hackney,When my child does something that upsets or hurts another child, I want him to apologize. He may apologize but often is resistant, and it ends up in a big argument between us. How can we instill a sense of empathy for others and encourage apologies?Sincerely,Anna, mother of twoAges three and four years … Continue reading >Forced Apologies

>starting school

>Dear Dr. Hackney, I need your help!!! My six year old daughter Amy is having some anxiety related to starting school soon. She has been having difficulty going to bed at night; this seems to be the only time it manifests itself. As soon as I move to leave the room, she starts fidgeting and … Continue reading >starting school