We’re all guilty of procrastinating sometimes. But most of us understand that it’s better to be productive and tackle projects and tasks as soon as possible. Unfortunately, procrastination can be a big problem for children. Some kids are more prone...
Getting "the" phone call that your child is experiencing difficulties in school might be last on your list of phone calls you'd love to receive. In all reality, that particular phone call can go way beyond a simple conversation with...
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...
Discovering your teenager has been engaging in self-harming behaviors can be shocking and disheartening, to say the least. Rather than approach the situation head-on, however, you'll produce better results if you take the time to wrap your own mind around...
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....
When you have a child who battles, and struggles to cope with anxiety, you likely want to do all within your power to ease their struggle. After all, it's hard enough to cope with anxiety as an adult, let alone...
What do you think your child needs most to develop healthy attachments in life? If you answered “love,” you're not alone. After all, isn't that what all humans crave? Isn't it what parents usually shower their babies with from the...
Adolescence can be a difficult time, making it challenging to survive and thrive in stressful circumstances. Your teenager is likely struggling with his or her identity and the newly discovered challenge of independence. Social situations can also prove taxing...
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....
Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, your son or daughter plays video games. You may even see changes in him or her already which may have sparked your curiosity on this topic. The truth is, there’s a lot...