Do you assume your child’s camp is safe? Every summer we send our children off to what we think will be a fun and safe camp. Why do we assume the camp we chose for our kids will be safe? Have we asked the appropriate questions that would give us confidence in the camp? Most parents report being more concerned with what activities their children will be experiencing than the … [Read more...] about Is Your Child’s Summer Camp Safe???
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Here’s the scene. 7:32 a.m., we have finally made it into the car and are on our way to school. We wake up, every morning with plenty of time to get there before the bell, but as usual, we are inevitably running late and I no longer have my sweet morning voice, I’m now in the Army Sergeant voice, with a “let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.” All the way to the car as they doddle … [Read more...] about When Do You Come Clean About Santa?
So you’re pregnant and so are YOU. What does that mean? Okay, well that’s your physical condition. But, we all know that the changes in pregnancy aren’t just physical. The whole you is changing - not just your body but your mind, spirit and relationships, too. You may already know this, but since changes in how you are feeling are not as apparent as your unmistakable baby … [Read more...] about How To Be Good To Yourself During Pregnancy
When I was a teenager, it felt like my parents and I got in the same fights over and over again. After working with thousands of teens and parents I have realized that there are three common fights parents have with their teens. Below, I have described these three fights and offered some solutions for stopping the argument cycle. 1. The “It’s Not Fair” … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Common Fights You Have With Your Teenager
It has only taken me thirteen years to write anything about our story. I can honestly say that I have perseverated about it endlessly, even thought about writing a book but I was always afraid I would end up like Jack Nicholson’s character on the “Shining,” you know, the one that locks himself in a room for months, and slowly goes crazy, writing the same line over and over … [Read more...] about Changed By A Child