Tagged as Parenting

Autism can be challenging for parents and children alike. In some cases there may be communication barriers, atypical behavior and other roadblocks that can make daily life more complicated. Some symptoms may make even mundane tasks like going to the store or playing a boardgame potentially more involved. Everyone is different, so what works for one family might not be as effective for others, but...
January 3, 2020
With the divorce rate around 45% it's no surprise that many couples want to do everything they can to strengthen their marriage. The problem is that many couples believe certain myths about their marriages and spend time trying to correct the wrong things. Our time is very valuable, imagine wasting it trying to fix things that don't need fixing? - Below are 5 of the most popular myths concerning marriage...
November 25, 2019
Trick or treat! This Halloween, when those cute little witches, ghosts, superheroes and princesses come knocking, give them a real treat. Forget the candy — instead, hand out a treat they can enjoy without harm to their health. Think of what you’re giving those sweet little faces when you hand out sugar-laden sweets of every kind. Candy is the tradition, but childhood diets lay the foundation for health...
October 31, 2019
Tablets and phones offer a world of entertainment and information many of us didn't have access to as children. This affords them opportunities we never knew—but where is the line? - Too much time spent on phones, tablets and other devices can have lasting effects on children's health. Kids may experience both physical and mental health effects. So how do we protect them without making them fall behind...
September 5, 2019
In my practice as a parenting and child behavior specialist I have discovered that parents are attracted to -Connective Parenting- because it makes sense. Its foundation is in relationship. Its approach is raising truly responsible, respectful human beings without punishment or blame. As with all endeavors, connected parents make mistakes... In my experience, here are the top 5: - 1. Not being firm...
June 4, 2019
There’s an intense debate swirling around us as to the state of teenage-dom in today’s world. Is bullying an old thing that’s getting new attention? Or is it quantitatively or qualitatively worse? Are kids less resilient than ever before, or are the pressures just that much greater? Are they meaner to one another? Or is cruelty just more visible than it was before? - There could be some truth to all...
February 18, 2019
The other night my daughter called me from her dad's house. The first thing she asked was if she had any appointments this week. I said, "Yes, you have a doctor's appointment after school on Monday." She immediately got mad and told me how much homework she was going to have that day and how she didn't have time for any appointments. "Why do you always sign me up for things after school on Monday?!?"...
November 26, 2018
By: Judah Gutwein, -Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers - The family is meeting to discuss Mom. She’s fallen twice in the last two months and seems a little disoriented and mildly confused lately. She seems to be losing weight too. She’s definitely not taking care of herself – or her home – as she used to. The discussion becomes heated. Snippets of conversation can be heard: “nursing home, retirement...
September 30, 2018
A story by Riley Rose, age 6... Once upon a time there was a family and they all had phones even the baby. But one day the mailman plopped a chest of gold and you only have it for one day. But the parents were too busy to put things in their wallet. The next day the mailman took the chest. The next day they packed for vacation but they forgot the phone. They went on vacation and had shakes and chocolates...
August 16, 2018
When we hear the word “autism,” parents are terrified and hope the doctor is wrong. Here are the 7 things I wish someone had told me when Ryan was first diagnosed with autism: - 1. There is a lot of information out there and no one agrees on anything. Don’t allow this frightening diagnosis to overwhelm you. You know your kid best. You must learn to trust your gut. Stop looking for someone to do this...
August 16, 2018