May 1, 2017

As a Parent…You Own the Power

More and more children are dictating to their parents what they will or will not do. It really does seem to reflect today's society. Children believe they have the power to make those decisions.

As a parent, it can be a very difficult decisi...

January 1, 2017

The Self Esteem Formula

Do you worry that your child does not seem satisfied or happy? Does your child seem to lack self-esteem or the needed confidence to know  his/her abilities and self-worth?

 This can be very troubling for a parent who wants the best for the child....

November 1, 2016

We live in a world where children are expected to excel at school, church, and in their athletics. It's interesting because there are many kids who believe in their own talents. They may even see themselves as having more abilities then you give them credit. And yet th...

September 1, 2016

A parent’s job is to help them to achieve, learn the lessons of life and to keep them safe. Unfortunately, it can be excruciating when your child comes home and is very upset about something and you watch him or her struggle to make sense of the pain. As a parent you w...

July 1, 2016

It's extremely tough to be a child in today's world.  Children are inundated with conflicting messages that tell them that they are in charge when developmentally they need to have strong parents who decide their fate. 

Kids have two universal needs that they will...

June 1, 2016

 

Some kids are just born sensitive. You know the type … the child who cries at the drop of a hat, or worries about his or her friends, or is afraid to bother you with his or her problems. Children like this often times have difficulty processing the world. They're not...

May 1, 2016

There is nothing more painful than watching your child have difficulty socializing with other kids. Parents know how important social connection is and when you have a child who is extremely introverted, or shy, or perhaps they have a developmental disability like Aspe...

I recently had a seven-year-old in my office who was listening to her father's conversations about the mistakes he had made in his life. She instantly looked up at her father with big blue eyes and said, “Daddy everybody makes mistakes, to make mistakes is human." I lo...

June 1, 2015

Good Parenting Is Good Self Care

 

Are you running in the fast lane when it comes to providing for your family?  There is so much emphasis on providing the right opportunities and affording the right things. This puts extra pressure on you, the parent, to set up every co...

 

Children need to have their beliefs, thoughts and feelings validated. More often than not you may notice your son or daughter feeling disheartened about a choice they made or a grade they got. I know you may say….”I wish that was my child…he doesn’t seem to care wheth...

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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...

Top Mistakes Parents Make During the IEP Meeting (Part 2)

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