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
A couple I’d been working with reached the end of our work together, and it was time for our closing “graduation” counseling session. As they walked out of my office afterwards, the wife turned to me and said, “I am so grateful that we have spent this time with you. I … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for the “Empty Nest” Years
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?
If you are a parent, you may have discovered that each child is different and requires unique parenting techniques. Our children are people with varying natures, experiences, emotions and personalities. It makes sense that they have different needs that require different … [Read more...] about Parenting Children with Trauma
I just got back from summer vacation with our kids. I’ve written about them before, they’re boys aged 14 and 11 years. We’re currently in the throw of raising a teenager, and all the joys that go along with adolescence and ‘coming of age’. Although we had a great time, I was … [Read more...] about Where Did My Sweet Kid Go?