Parenting Tips

Shame on us

Shame on us

“Now look what you’ve done!” “Don’t be a crybaby!” “You’d lose your head if it weren’t attached!” Haven’t we all said something like this at some point to our child?

Immunizing Your Child Against Affluenza

Immunizing Your Child Against Affluenza

Raise your kids to be empathetic, not entitled. You know these kids. You’ve seen them at school, on the playground, at birthday parties and sporting events. They’re spoiled, ungrateful, self‐centered, demanding, and lack interest in or empathy for others.

When your child meets the new sibling in town

When your child meets the new sibling in town

Provide one-on-one time. Whether it’s Mom reading to the older child while baby sleeps in a sling on her chest, or Dad/partner taking them to the park while Mom and baby nap, it’s important that the older child still gets some undivided attention.

Should you have a second child?

Should you have a second child?

First, I want to stress that no matter what anyone says—including me!—this is a decision that only the parents can make.

Tips to get your child Back-to-school ready

Tips to get your child Back-to-school ready

With summer coming to a close and the new school year upon us, many families face the challenge of getting their children back-to-school ready.

Be more concerned about your child’s EQ than IQ

Be more concerned about your child’s EQ than IQ

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the process by which children learn to recognize, understand and manage their emotions.

Want to Raise Empathetic Kids? Get them a dog.

Want to Raise Empathetic Kids? Get them a dog.

One of the greatest lessons of my life came from a dog. It was Christmas Eve, 1989, and our house was burning to the ground.

How to teach a child to be optimistic

How to teach a child to be optimistic

We hear the cliches all the time: Look on the bright side! Think positive! Don't worry, be happy! And depending on our mood, we may respond, "Go jump in a lake"... or words to that effect.

The Smart Mom’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

The Smart Mom’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence

I want to have a chat about your EQ. Not your IQ, but your emotional intelligence—because that is going to be a lot more important to your children’s well-being and success than your...

How to Avoid a Mommy Meltdown

How to Avoid a Mommy Meltdown

About a month ago, I was at an airport and I stopped to get something to eat before boarding. There was a mother...