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'Grandma spoils my son'

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Q My mother glamourises the actions of her 16-year-old grandson. He can do no wrong. How can I tell her it is time to stop?

A You simply need to say it. Let grandmother know you want your son to grow up knowing he is not perfect and not everyone will always be excited about activities he does. Ensure you make your son feel positive when he does well.

Comedy club for children

QI am going to start a comedy club for children. My wife says, as a Christian, this is not a good idea. What is wrong with this?

A I am sure the world awaits good, clean comedy for families. Ask Christ to lead you in this endeavour.

My son is watching dirty shows

Q My teen son is watching a lot of dirty stuff on his computer. I caught him using mine when his was in the shop. How can I stop him? He said he watches it instead of doing it. We are not practising Christians, but it makes me nervous.

AYou need to set some standards in your home. Ensure you do the right things so your son emulates you. Speak with him about how addictive this can be. You may need to get professional counselling for your son.

n Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning and behavioural problems, throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to editor@gleanerjm.com or send to Ask the Doc, c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!