If you’re having trouble with your kids at bedtime, a good first step is to stop thinking of it as a battle and be open to a different approach. Here are some tips. 1. Assess Your Approach When it comes to bedtime, where did you get the advice that you implement in your home? Or maybe […]
In this world, there is no shortage of opinions. Someone is always ready to dole out advice, whether you ask for it or not. The most aggravating of situations is when people seek to give you advice on raising your children even if you don’t ask. How do you handle these situations? “If I were […]
It’s so important to teach your kids responsibility, but many parents fail in this area. I watch parents that will not allow their children to do anything because they don’t want to deal with the mess, the fear that their child will fail, or the time it takes to teach their children something new. Yet […]
When a child doesn’t reach a milestone “on time”, it can make parents anxious. Even though children develop at different rates, it can still be worrisome if your child doesn’t start speaking when most children do. For some children, speech therapy is appropriate and for others it’s simply a matter of your child not being ready […]
You walk into your child’s playroom or bedroom and grimace. If you’re lucky, you haven’t tripped over anything or pierced the bottom of your foot on the sharp edge of a toy. It’s a mess and new toys only makes the mess worse. The good news is that with a few proven tips and […]
Recent studies have shown that not only do children like to sit down at the dinner table and eat a meal with their parents, but they are more likely to eat a well-balanced, nutritious meal when they do. But with the hectic lives we seem to lead these days, getting the family all together in […]
Last month I ventured into the non-clinical realm and discussed sports psychology and the, if you will, lighter side of the profession. This month I am plunging into the depths of what appears to have been, or may still be, an epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse among high school and college students. In my […]
With kids, especially teenagers, you might think that they were born to be lawyers. They can seem to turn your words around on you in a second. If you are dealing with this issue, we can help. Below you will find out ways to phrase your words so that there is no mistake as to […]
Scrapbooking is a favorite pastime for moms the world over. It is a great way to create keepsakes for family and friends. Why not introduce your children to it? Children love to create and scrapbooking is the perfect conduit for this. Here are some tips to help you enjoy scrapbooking with your kids. (more…) More […]
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