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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...
To the First Lady: It's Time for 'Let's Move' to Tackle Emotional Health

To the First Lady: It's Time for 'Let's Move' to Tackle Emotional Health

04.23.2014
Emotional health will never just be a school age or adolescent issue; the preparation and teaching starts as early as birth and continues...
5 Tips for Helping Little Ones Adjust to Babysitters

5 Tips for Helping Little Ones Adjust to Babysitters

04.21.2014
It is important that you have date nights, and that your daughter learns that she can be OK when she isn't with you.
Exhausted By My Boys' Constant Motion!

Exhausted By My Boys' Constant Motion!

04.15.2014
They are reasonably new inhabitants of the planet, programmed to discover all they can about the world around them. For some, that takes...
Am I the Only Parent Who Calls Before Sleepovers?

Am I the Only Parent Who Calls Before Sleepovers?

04. 8.2014
When we focus on being their friend, we abdicate the far more important job of being our children's parent.
Is Conscious Uncoupling Actually Possible?

Is Conscious Uncoupling Actually Possible?

04. 1.2014
The greatest gift you can give your children is to get the support you need to help you deal with your hurt, anger and sadness.
My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

03.24.2014
Although it may be painful to hear, it is possible that your kids are seeing what has become for you a blind spot with regard to your drinking....
Parenting With Presence

Parenting With Presence

03.17.2014
Parenting with presence simply means that you are willing to be present with whatever is going on -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

Shoes! Every Morning Is a Battle Over Putting On Shoes!

03.10.2014
Daily battles over ordinary tasks like getting shoes on can wear down even the most patient parent.
Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

Granddaughter's Tantrums Are Exhausting!

02.24.2014
Children have tantrums when they feel overwhelmed by big emotions like anger, fear or disappointment. One way of thinking about it is that...
Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

Weary of Mother-in-law's Constant Criticism

02. 5.2014
I firmly believe that when we stop pushing back against people who come at us with unwanted advice and criticism, their behavior simply...