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Talking To Our Kids About Racism

Considering the current political and social conversations that many of us are having, we can’t ignore the state of our country and I hope these few short words help.   It’s important to begin educating and taking time to talk to our children from a very young age about differences in skin color. According to […]

Bubbling Frustration

  What happens to unresolved frustration? Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or anxious is unavoidable, whether age, gender, or circumstance. There are plenty of ways to experience irritation, like being cut off in traffic or waiting on hold for more than an hour on a call with customer service. In a lot of those situations, we are […]

The 411 on Your Teen & Marijuana

If you want to talk to your son or daughter about marijuana, pot, weed, whatever you feel comfortable calling it, I think it is important for you to know basic facts about the drug. The D.E.A., Drug Enforcement Administration, classifies drugs based upon abuse rate. There are five classifications, with I representing the most potential […]

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: Raising Blended Families

Blended families are quickly becoming the new norm. While this is a fun and exciting chapter in your life, it is a completely new experience for you, your spouse, and the children you share. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to prepare for such a big transition, since new feelings can emerge after the transition occurs. […]

The Power of the Magic 5 to 1 Ratio: A Positive Parenting Approach

Dr. John and Julie Gottman are world-renowned American psychological researchers and clinicians who have done extensive work on divorce prediction and marital stability for over 40 years.  In their research, they found that stable and healthy relationships have a “magic” ratio of 5 to 1. This means that they found that in healthy relationships there […]

Discussing Grief and Loss with Your Child

At some point in all our lives we experience loss and the natural reaction to loss, grief. Because grief is such an individualized experience, it appears differently for everyone. This can pose as a challenge for parents who need to address the loss with their child(ren) while simultaneously grieving themselves. Here are some things to […]

Three Things You Didn’t Know About Gentle Parenting

As a parent, you know your child best, from your son’s favorite television show to your daughter’s best friend. But you also know what makes them most upset. For instance, when you take a trip to the grocery store and your 5 year-old son sees his favorite ice-cream flavor, he begs you to buy it […]

Digital Media, Devices, and Your Child

Technology is at the center of every child’s life. As a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the apps, games, and websites that your child may be frequenting. In this post, we will go over some practical tips on how to help raise a healthy kid living in the digital […]