February 6, 2018

Kids are so impressionable but parents DO have great influence on their children. Researcher show that children hear many more negative comments then positive comments in their upbringing.  Didn’t you chronically hear “don’t do that,” “watch out, “and “be careful.“ Und...

December 1, 2016

Self Esteem Building

Things are so much more competitive in today's world and so needless to say kids are comparing themselves to others more and more. As a result, many children walk around thinking that they are not good enough which can be devastating to their self-e...

October 29, 2015

Having a child who has special needs can at times feel overwhelming. Your heart may break when you see your child struggle with the developmental issues that appear to be keeping him or her from living a normal life. Developmental disabilities can keep children from be...

October 1, 2015

Kids are different no matter how similarly you raise them.  Blame it on differences in genetics from generations before, or how they were incubated in the womb, kids just turn out differently and as result it requires a whole host of parenting skills to raise them up i...

December 26, 2014

I recently had a parent who came into the office to talk about her marital difficulties that she was having with her spouse. Her secondary concern was that she wondered how this was affecting her children. She wanted to know if she had done irreparable damage and more...

October 29, 2014

Handling Difficult Situations

One of the most important skills that you can use with your child to help them to identify their feelings is reflective listening. This shows them that you absolutely hear what they are saying.


Reflective listening is when you reflect...

August 28, 2014

 

 

 

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 pos...

July 30, 2014

The parents that I work with say "If I only had a formula that I could use that I knew would teach my kids good behavior." What I know to be true is that although there is no formula that works for everyone... there is a formula that typically works for the majority o...

July 1, 2014

Parenting is tough and when two parents are arguing about the right way to discipline a child it can end up backfiring and working against both of them. Often times each spouse feels judged and misunderstood because their partner is not supporting their position. To ma...

May 2, 2014

I was recently asked to do a segment on Fox 59 on how much time should children under the age of 3 be exposed to smart phones, notebooks and tablets. In doing the research, there is a consistent message that children under the age of 2 should not be exposed to any devi...

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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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