April 30, 2020

Parenting is the toughest job in the world, and it may seem like many of your efforts do not make a difference, but after 40 years of working with families, there is one thing that I know for sure. When you set a good example for your kids,  teach them right from wrong...

March 31, 2020

Don't you wish there was a course that you would have taken in high school and college that would have taught you the fundamentals of healthy parenting? It seems that if we are expected to go through drivers education before we drive a car, we should be expected to unc...

January 30, 2020

Parents put way too much pressure on themselves to provide all that a child may need in life. It is difficult to raise a family.  There is so much emphasis on providing the right opportunities and affording the right things. This puts extra pressure on you to set up ev...

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...

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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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