December 31, 2019

It can be tough to introduce the need for therapy when you are concerned about your child. It can feel like an overwhelming task because more than likely they are not talking to you, therefore, you can't imagine that they would share their feelings with a stranger. Fir...

December 2, 2019

Are you one of those parents that typically feels insecure If your child misbehaves or makes irresponsible choices? One of the parenting techniques that I teach is having the courage to be imperfect, which really boils down to allowing your children to be imperfect.


October 31, 2019

Kids can be put in situations where they are emotionally stifled, intimidated or bullied. It can happen at their school, their neighborhood or in their homes. These kids may not be able to assert themselves because it is not safe to share their feelings but they need t...

October 1, 2019

As a parent, one of your greatest responsibilities is to teach your children how to handle themselves responsibly in the world. But how do you raise a responsible child? How much responsibility should you give to your child? When is it too much and when is it too littl...

August 29, 2019

It seems so early for the kids to be going back to school and yet you have likely already spent a couple of weeks getting them up, getting them ready, and sending them off to school.  As you prepare them for each school day, I would ask you to send them a positive mess...

July 30, 2019

You can make a small change that will make an immediate difference in the relationships with your kids.  The number one life skill that will immediately make a change in your relationships is the art of encouragement.  Encouragement is the act of noticing the effort, n...

June 30, 2019

Healthy relationships are enhanced when you regularly admire, appreciate, respect, communicate with and encourage others.  As you look at your relationships, do you cultivate them?

Often people want to improve their relationship skills, but they don’t know the tools to...

June 30, 2019

Indiana is always in need of parents who will open their hearts and open their homes to a child in need of a safe and stable environment. The Resource and Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT) conference brings together a community of caregivers who are focused on finding lo...

June 1, 2019


How do you encourage self-esteem in your child? Confidence is an important ingredient in having good self-esteem.  As kids grow up, they need their parents to instill more confidence in them. You do this by reminding your children of th...

April 1, 2019

As a parent, you can teach your children that they have the power to choose how they feel, think and believe. Kids will be faced with lots of hardships as they grow into adults. Maybe they will experience academic difficulties at school, perhaps they will have problems...

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Most parents find themselves ill-equipped for their new role as advocates for their child during the first Individual Education Plan/Program (IEP). Th...

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