Let’s face it, the world is a different place than it was 20 years ago. While as parents we experienced many of the same struggles as our teenagers today, new challenges have arisen with the dawn of the “digital age”. Please understand that I am not “anti” social media, or any … [Read more...] about Establishing Social Media Guidelines for Teens
Have you ever wondered, “What is going on in my teenager’s head?” I know I have, and while it is impossible to know everything that is going on in the brain of a teenager, I can share with you some of the common things teens share when they go to counseling. I am afraid to … [Read more...] about 5 Things Your Teen May Feel, But Never Say
Does this sound familiar? STOP YELLING AT YOUR BROTHER!!!!! For me, it is these and other parenting moments that I wish I could erase. I mean, how can my children learn to stop yelling by me yelling at them, right? Children learn emotional regulation and communication … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation to Children
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
I wish I could write about the solution to the hectic insanity of the holiday season. But even if I did, no one would listen. It started to long ago for each of us. A small child watches Christmas shows learning about Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, and the promise of presents. … [Read more...] about Will This Christmas Be Different?
Parenting can be rewarding, but it is also one of the most challenging things you will ever do. And the stakes are high. What we do or don’t do can have consequences for years to come. After MANY years of parenting and after dozens and dozens of parenting books, blogs, and … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Parent without Losing Your Mind