The Growing Parent: Anger & Tone of Voice

Thanks so much for all of your positive responses to my previous post on dealing with the frustrations our children evoke! To answer some of your questions I’ll expand on each of the 6 strategies I previously suggested.

Communication Tips for Parents

Be available for your children • Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. • Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. • Find time each week for a … Read More

Are Children Given Too Much?

We’re being shown in the news regularly about how difficult it is for youth, even those with higher education, to find jobs and achieve the American Dream. One consultant recently estimated that 85 percent of new college graduates are returning home to live with their parents. This could be the … Read More

Q&A: Blending Two Families

Q: What can I expect when my partner and I marry and we blend our two families together? A: When blending two families together expect there will be an adjustment period for everyone in the family. This adjustment period will likely take about 3-4 years before the family will establish … Read More

Being Supermom Stressing You Out?

Mothers are the world’s best jugglers: family, work, money—they seem to do it all. However, all that responsibility can often leave moms feeling overstretched and stressed out. According to a 2006 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), women are more affected by stress than men and report engaging in … Read More

Thanksgiving: For the Single Person

Imagine a large dining room table full of food, family, and maybe an animal or two trying to locate the best time to attack the turkey that is sitting way too close to the edge. One would think that this scenario is what most people will experience this Thanksgiving. However; … Read More

Celebrating Dads

Bill Cosby a father himself said “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right”. Perhaps what Bill Cosby was getting at in a humorous way … Read More