Parenting

Parents Who are Screaming on the Inside While Being Calm on the Outside

Parents who try very hard to be good listeners when their kids’ behaviors scare them deserve a lot of credit. These are thinking, caring...

‘Tune in” to Tumultuous Teen Gossip

Gossip is communication. If your teenager off-handedly tells you a remnant of something going on, tune in! “Hey, Lindsay just got a new designer bag....

How to Make Eating Out With Your Toddler Bearable—Even on Vacation

Dining with a toddler is rarely fun. It’s especially a challenge when you’re on vacation and have to eat at unfamiliar places day after...

When Your Child Avoids Going to School

When kids are asked, “How was school today?” or “How was your day today?” some kids don’t answer at all or gratuitously give a...

Ten Tips for Parents with Kids Battling OCD – Lessening the Toll of Secrecy and Shame

The parent-child relationship is one of the most important aspects of helping your child battle OCD. OCD  sufferers with a supportive parent, in my experience,...

30 Ways to Connect With Young Children in 5 Minutes or Less

Watch a theme song, music video, sports song, or short youtube video together on your phone or computer. Fix your child a fancy drink –...

Traveling with Children – How Learning About Others Enriches Young Minds

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness" ~Mark Twain Children are naturally curious. They begin by exploring their bodies from their toes to their fingers....

Deformities Are Not Disillusions

When I found out I was pregnant with a child that had a deformity my world came to a screeching halt.  I heard the...

Tips for Getting Kids to School Without a Hitch

Alarm clock ringing (for the second time), wiping crust from eyes, staggering into the shower, hot, hot water…this is how my mornings will begin...

In Praise Of A Special Needs Sibling

It's not easy to be the brother or sister of a child with special needs. As a parent, I see the struggle daily and feel...