Family Dinnertime

Bring Back Family Dinnertime

Family | Parenting

For many, any given weekday evening is spent shuttling children to and from extra curricular activities. Family dinnertime often happens in the car or on the go, leaving very little face time. Certainly activities and extra learning experiences can be fun for our children. In fact, the physical exercise may be important since many children […]

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Bah Humbug

How to make “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” actually feel that way

Family | Relationships | Self Improvement

For many people, the holidays are their FAVORITE time of the year. There are parties to go to, people to see, gifts to buy, and the chance to see loved ones. But for many more, the holidays feel downright terrible. For those of you that just aren’t feeling that joyous, first know you’re not alone. […]

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5 Ways Dads can still connect with their Daughters

5 Ways Dads can connect with their Daughters

Family | Parenting

Dads, hear me when I say this, your daughter still needs and wants a relationship with you. I know it may be hard to see, especially as your daughter hits adolescence. It may seem as she gains more independence; she wants to be around her friends more than home with dad or mom. You may […]

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Parenting Young Men is not for Wimps!

Family | Parenting

At any given time, on any given day, the topic of parenting teenage boys dominates my private practice. Parent’s emotions range from victory to defeat. The fact remains, parenting teenage boys is not an easy task, nor for the faint of heart. Here are some basic strategies you can adopt to help survive “The Teenage […]

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Social Media Management for Parents

Social Media Rules of Engagement: Parent’s Edition

Family | Parenting

Social media is here to stay and parents need to get on board. Apps such as such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, ooVoo, WeChat, Vine and KakaoTalk are more popular then ever among young users ages 11 to 17. Children and Teenagers utilize social media to stay connected, communicate with friends, complete school assignments and […]

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When college isn't in the cards

7 alternatives when college isn’t an option

Family | Parenting

7 Alternatives when college isn’t an option A Guide for Parents of recent high school graduates I’ve had many parents ask me how they should deal with a child who just doesn’t want to go to college. In some cases their young adult is feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of handling a college course load. […]

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Adolescent Anxiety

4 Steps to address adolescent anxiety

Anxiety | Family | Parenting

Question of the Week:  “School has been in session now for a few weeks. I thought that my son’s anxiety and stress level would have subsided by now. How can we talk about it, or better yet figure out what is going on?” First, let’s discuss the differences between stress and anxiety in regards to […]

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Communicating with your teenager

Communicating With Your Teenager

Family | Parenting

Morty is my 5 year old dog, a miniature dachshund that has a mind of his own and a stubborn personality; a standard among the breed. However, when he wants to eat, he will tell me. When he wants some water, he will let me know. When he needs to go out, a simple bark […]

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Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays with family

Family | Relationships

10 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS (without strangling your relatives) While parts of us become filled with the bliss of decorating, gift giving and seeing the joy on other’s faces, the other part of us begins to break down in a panic stricken sweat while trying to figure out excuses as to how we can avoid […]

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Reflective Parenting – How do you do it

Family | Parenting

What is reflective parenting? The Theory of Reflective Parenting was developed by Peter Fonagy and his colleagues at the Tavistock Clinic in London. The theory suggests that a parent with high reflective functioning has the ability to see their child as a separate, autonomous individual with “a mind of his own”. This teaches the parent […]

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