Like a lot of us, many kids are having a hard time being cooped up at home during the pandemic. They miss their friends. They miss their soccer teams and Girl Scout troops. They miss their freedom. But even though it makes sense that your children might be moodier or more sensitive than usual right now, constant fighting, disrespectful behavior, and general acting out are still not OK.
Sadly, there’s no magic wand you can wave that will make your family get along 100 percent of the time. Happily, developmental psychologist Dr. Cyndy Karras recommends these five simple steps you can take to make the home front a little more peaceful.