Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

It is not uncommon for well-intending parents to go into problem-solving mode and take control when their teen approaches them for help. When a teen has found themselves in a troubled situation, one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make is to own their problems and take responsibility for … Read More

The Key to Raising a Happy Child

Boss, manager or consultant? When you think about your role as a parent, what approach do you believe is most effective in raising self-driven, happy and well adjusted children, adolescents and young adults? In their new book, The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More … Read More

Tips for Finding the Best Summer Camp for Your Child

Summer is fast approaching! It’s time for vacation and travel-planning, which, for many, includes registering kids for camp. Choosing a summer camp can be an exciting, but time-consuming and challenging experience. It can be difficult to narrow down the right camp for your child with so many options, from day … Read More

Gratitude Journaling: The Power of Being Grateful

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Journaling is a well-known and widely used practical approach to gain insight and clarity by processing your emotions on paper. Over the past decade, gratitude journaling has gained popularity for its benefits, including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness among adults and kids. The premise of gratitude … Read More

Helping Your Child Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy. Pet owners love their animal companions and many consider them members of their family. Therefore, it is not unusual to experience sadness and difficulty after the loss of a pet. This event can be especially distressing for children. Many kids … Read More

Depression in Teenagers- See the Signs

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Teenagers today are faced with ever-increasing pressures. From the changes of puberty, the pressure to fit in, meeting academic and parental expectations, peer pressure and the media, it’s no wonder that an estimated 3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode. … Read More

The Crisis of Modern Parenting

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In her TED Talk, writer, and author of “All Joy and No Fun,” Jennifer Senior raises the question to parents, “Should our goal as parents really be to raise happy kids?” With so many advances in parenting, have parents today placed unnecessary anxiety, confusion, and panic onto themselves by creating … Read More

5 Ways to Compliment Your Kids

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A major role in parenting is instilling confidence in children. In order to feel competent and valued, kids need to hear certain things from their parents. A compliment can drive a child towards great things. Some of the best and most meaningful compliments can come from Mom and Dad. Here … Read More

Conflict in Marriage: Two Kinds

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Conflict in marriage is what brings many couples into counseling. With two unique individuals coming together, values, opinions, and personality traits are bound to collide. According to John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, all marital conflicts fall into one of two categories: either they can be … Read More

How’s Your Emotional Hygiene?

Have you ever stopped to consider that many people spend more time taking care of their physical health than their psychological health? Ignoring psychological injuries (failure, rejection, loneliness) can worsen just as much as ignoring a recurring migraine or strained muscle. In his TED Talk, “Why We All Need to … Read More