Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Our society has a tendency to worship talent. People assume intelligence and ability, as well as confidence in those attributes, are the primary ingredients needed for success. When it comes to unlocking your child’s potential for personal success, how can…

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...

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The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry.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…

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...

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...

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers
Parenting tweenagers is not for the faint of heart. With each of my children, somewhere between the ages of 9 and 12 they went from wanting to spend time with me and talking my ear off, to basically wanting nothing...

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

The effects of tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal…

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too
Ever had a parental temper tantrum? You know, those times when you exhibit bad behavior, such as yelling, bad language or slamming things around, and need to be disciplined with a parental timeout? We’ve all had those moments. Sometimes when I...

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids
Many of us feel it’s important to volunteer and give to the world around us. But have you ever considered the importance of volunteering with your kids? Volunteering teaches children important skills and values that are difficult to learn in...