Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce
Parenting after a divorce is emotionally intense and often feels like navigating through landmines. While it’s complicated, learning to co-parent is essential for your child’s wellbeing. It’s important for you and your ex-spouse to remember that you’re still in a...

8 Tips for Helping Children with Back to School Concerns

8 Tips for Helping Children with Back to School Concerns
Back to school can be an exciting time, but it’s common for children to be a bit anxious about it, too. After all, they will have new teachers, new routines, etc. They may be worried about a lot of unknowns...

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Helping Children Learn from Failure

Children often think that everyone has natural talent, that success comes easy. So if they struggle, it makes them a failure. The truth is, everyone fails. It’s how they learn to respond to failure that will define their future. So learn to reframe “failures” with your children as vital milestones along the path of life that will help them learn, grow, find their way and succeed.

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles
Your teen wants to wear what everyone else is wearing, from their jeans to their expensive shoes. You, on the other hand, have a limited clothing budget. Is it any surprise that teen clothing battles can be one of the...

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry. Research shows 11% of teens have a diagnosable depressive disorder and only one in five gets help. So, how can parents tell when their teen is experiencing normal…

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student
Transitioning to college is a huge adjustment, both academically as well as emotionally. For parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help your soon-to-be-college-student during this challenging time, especially when the school is far away from home....

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares
When children wake from nightmares, the images are fresh and seem real, so it’s natural for them to feel afraid and need comforting. Try these steps for helping your child overcome nightmares. Reassure your child you’re there Knowing you’re there...

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health
Many of us like to save our vacation days. We enjoy the feeling of always having a large “bank” of vacation days available to us. We use our days sparingly so we know they’re always there if we need them....

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner
Every sport has rules to keep the players safe. We know rules are needed for sports, but often have no rules for navigating relational conflict. Without rules, conflict is a little like a football game with no penalties, no referees...

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It's normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings...