Social skills are an ‘all purpose’ learning tool for everything we do in life. I believe that teaching our children to become adaptive social beings, is at the heart of why we parent in the first place. The first reason is that as humans our very survival depends on our relationships with other people. Secondly, all…... READ MORE
Adolescents are more emotional and risk taking: But don’t blame them for it.
Wondering why your teen is so emotional and risk taking? Your teenager is neither crazy nor stupid. No matter how emotional they are; No matter how much they seem to be making poor choices. There is a very good reason why teens are the way they are. It is not their fault or yours. It’s…... READ MORE
When kids misbehave, don’t blame them for your reaction!
You are at a restaurant with your closest friend and Carson your 7 year old son. Carson starts to misbehave. First, he tries to get up and leave. You bring him back. Then he starts to scream and bang his fork and spoon. It is embarrassing and it is disturbing your conversation with your friend and…... READ MORE
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Holidays and Kids: Don’t let disappointment ruin your happiness
This holiday season is upon us. Parents want help with what to do about all the stress that occurs with kids. There are holiday events and parties at the kids’ schools and at your work. The routine is disrupted. Kids are home more. Gifts need to be bought and wrapped. There are ‘family get-togethers’, to…... READ MORE