“Going home” for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? When we were kids, we waited for what seemed to be an eternity until this time of year rolled around. We would count down the days with paper rings, or we would open a “window” on a Christmas holiday Advent calendar … [Read more...] about FAMILY DRAMA: Six Tips for Surviving the Holidays With Your Parents
I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
These are definitely unusual times. As I watch one kid playing outside (by himself) and the other trying to figure out home-schooling, I’m trying to remember what ‘normal’ looks like; and when we might get back there again. Like how many felt after the realities of 9/11 sank in, … [Read more...] about Keeping Our Kids From Corona-Crazy
There’s way too much shouting going on at my house, well there used to be. Living in the cacophony of me yelling at my kids, them yelling at me, them yelling at each other, and even the dog jumping in to the mix, I came to the realization that something had to change. Home is … [Read more...] about Enough Already! Lowering the Decibels in Your Home
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my upcoming empty nest. This is laughable because it’s four years away. You read that right, I’m preparing for something that’s four years away. You might wonder why fret over something so distant; however, the idea of my boys moving … [Read more...] about Feathering My (Not Quite) Empty Nest
The college years are an exciting time of great change for both parents and college students. Students are learning to live alone and make adult decisions, often for the first time in their lives. Parents are often both proud and anxious as they watch their students launch. We … [Read more...] about Worried About Your College Kid?