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The Great Thing About Pillow Fights

The Great Thing About Pillow Fights

07.28.2014
As strange as it may sound, one of the best things about children is that they don't share our sense of urgency about many of the things...
My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

My 14-Year-Old Wants to Have Sex

07.22.2014
Help her make a choice she can later be proud of: one that reflects her understanding that sex is something very special and worth waiting...
Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

07.16.2014
Your brother's children need to know that he is their dad, not their buddy; knowing he is what I refer to as the "captain of the ship"...
'Till Death Do Us Part'

'Till Death Do Us Part'

07. 6.2014
Last week would have marked my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although my former husband and I have been parted now for many years,...
How Can I Get My Kids to Like My New Boyfriend?

How Can I Get My Kids to Like My New Boyfriend?

07. 1.2014
New love is exciting, and it is easy to believe that if you're happy, your kids will naturally be happy for you. But children are egocentric;...
My Daughter Lied to Me. What Should I Do?

My Daughter Lied to Me. What Should I Do?

06.23.2014
It is unrealistic to expect your daughter to be self-monitoring when it comes to the offer of special fun at Grandma and Grandpa's. Talk...
'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

'Will You Send the Baby Back to the Hospital Now, Mommy?'

06.19.2014
It is easy for little ones to love the idea of a little brother or sister, and an entirely different matter when that real baby is co-opting...
What Is the Best Approach to Discipline?

What Is the Best Approach to Discipline?

06.10.2014
You will have to decide what discipline style resonates with your beliefs, instincts and child's temperament. Trust yourself, choosing...
'School Is Out and My Kids Just Want to Watch TV!'

'School Is Out and My Kids Just Want to Watch TV!'

06. 3.2014
I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it many times again: You cannot hope to parent effectively if you are afraid of upsetting your...
Please: If You See Something, Say Something

Please: If You See Something, Say Something

05.27.2014
Call to mind the young people in your life. Ask yourself if anyone triggers a feeling of discomfort or concern. Let your instincts weigh...
Playdate Problems!

Playdate Problems!

05.20.2014
It is not unlikely for children to behave one way with family and an entirely different way when friends are around, but that doesn't mean...
Can't Get Your Kids to Read? Read on!

Can't Get Your Kids to Read? Read on!

05.13.2014
Year after year, as digital devices become more present in every aspect of our lives, I have observed a steady decline in my clients' children's...
Defiant 5-Year-Old Brazenly Eats Her Brother's Cookie!

Defiant 5-Year-Old Brazenly Eats Her Brother's Cookie!

05. 7.2014
There is a giddiness your granddaughter gets when she looks you in the eyes while she eats the last cookies. How you respond will make...
My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

My Daughter Has a BAD Attitude!

04.29.2014
Your daughter has a developmental imperative to test limits. Sassing back is one of the easiest ways to experiment with asserting herself...