Tagged as Parenting

Let's face it, as parents, we are living in a world where traumatic situations are affecting our children's lives. No parent is prepared or wants to have such conversations about these tragedies with their children, however we are now living in a world where parents must have these conversations with their children so they do not get the wrong information from unreliable sources. Studies show that...
May 22, 2015
Packing healthy lunches for the kids can be downright stressful. How can you be sure that you are packing your kid's lunch box with foods that are both delicious AND nutritious? These days, food companies can be deliberately deceitful with misleading and seductive marketing. How do you know you're not just feeding your kids sugar, GMOs and chemicals dressed up in "natural" packaging? - Avoid the Scary...
May 12, 2015
It’s a familiar scene. You’re out at a café at lunch and you see a child and what looks to be their parent sitting at a two-person table. The parent is scrolling through their phone endlessly, picking at their meal, making zero eye-contact with their kid, and the child is playing a mindless game on an iPad or tablet barely touching their food. I feel disheartened when I see a parent and child “spending...
April 15, 2015
There are no parent manuals that come with all the answers. The first rule that you learn as a good parent is to RELAX! Rest assured that whatever problem that your child is encountering, IT IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD! - The problem may be new to you and new to your child but the situation is not unknown to mankind. Please understand that in your attempts to do your best as a parent, things will arise....
March 27, 2015
Our two daughters (Fiona 13 & Sophia 14) appear to be a parenting experiment - gone right (so far). Here are a few observations and reflections in my article 15 Things to Teach Your Children Before They Are 15... We’ve all seen the results of the “easy-going” style of parenting and it seems to produce its share of dependent, unhappy, low-performance, disrespectful children. We’ve seen children of the...
April 10, 2014
There are few things more worrying – and even heartbreaking – than discovering your child is being bullied at school. Maybe she's been getting stomach aches every Monday morning. Maybe he starts crying as soon as he gets off the bus or is acting out with his siblings. However it begins, seeing the effects of bullying on your child's life is painful, and most parents become desperate to act and to fix...
May 15, 2013
Tweens love to try new things, including dangerous, addictive drugs. Would you be able to tell if your kids were sampling drugs - and how would you respond if they were? I'd like to be able to tell you that teens don't use drugs. Unfortunately, that's not true. I wish I could assure you that tween - kids ages 9 to 12 - wouldn't think of using drugs. But I'd be lying. In my practice, I see tweens every...
April 5, 2013
Which one of your children do you love the most? I know what you're thinking. You don't ASK parents that! We're not supposed to have favorites. That's hurtful. We should love all our children equally right? You're correct, congratulations, you passed the pen and paper test. But do you really walk the talk? Children are keenly sensitive to their parent's actions and attitudes in developing their own...
October 26, 2012
Fall is when many moms are busy making a list of all the things every teacher should know about their child. And not only do moms spend days on this list, they honestly believe that a teacher who averages six classes a day with sometimes 30 kids each actually remembers every child's name, quirk, allergies, sleeping schedule, or has time to remember Heather's dad was a math genius so she only may appear...
October 15, 2012
No matter what stage of motherhood you are in, you have probably wished at some point that someone had been around to tell you all the things you had to learn the hard way. You've probably read quite a few parenting books, which can be helpful, but no book covers all the bases. What advice do you wish someone had shared with you once you became a mother? - Most of the lessons I have learned have been...
August 14, 2012