Sensible parenting seems like a beautiful endeavor—until your child's challenging behavior nearly drives you up the wall. Then, parenting "survival mode" sometimes kicks in. Many of us have been there—quoting our parents, tossing away parenting books, and surrendering to a...
The transition to college is one of the most significant (and likely the biggest to date) in a young person's life. Although your child may seem ultra confident about their future, keep in mind that they're still not quite an...
VIDEO: How To Motivate Your Tween/Teen I presented at Farmwell Station Middle School last week on how to motivating teenagers. I'd love your thoughts on this topic as it seems to be an important one for us all! Watch the video...
Struggling with anxiety is a challenge, to say the least. Helping your anxious child to deal with this ailment can be even more challenging. As a parent, it may be hard to know what is the right thing to do or...
In our high-tech/low-attention-span culture, it’s understandable that something called Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is viewed as a punchline. However, as millions of people—many of them children—can explain, there’s nothing funny about a brain disorder that interferes with development and functioning....
Let me guess…things start seemingly innocent…and before you know it…you’re asking yourself “How did we get here?” Everyone is yelling, going around in circles, no one listening to anyone, and with no way out! It’s frustrating when all you...
Teenagers are not necessarily “crazy” -- it just seems that way. Adolescence is actually one of the most fascinating stages of a child's development – a milestone. It can also be one of the most nerve-racking and confusing times for parents....