Parenting Tips

The Three R’s? Teach Your Child the Three E’s!

The Three R’s? Teach Your Child the Three E’s!

Emotions and empathy and expression—these are the important lessons that will serve your child best in the years ahead

Sailing Into the Schoolyear

Sailing Into the Schoolyear

10 Techniques for Achieving an A+ Transition

Keep Kids Calm and Carry On

Keep Kids Calm and Carry On

Teaching Children to Manage Their Emotions Through Mindful Meditation

Talking to Kids about Terrible Things

Talking to Kids about Terrible Things

In the aftermath of the many recent tragic events in San Bernardino, Colorado, Paris, Beirut, Mali, and, heaven help us, beyond - American families have been thrust into extraordinary world events that can change our lives forever.

Civil Peace

Civil Peace

We’re living in uncivil times—you can make a difference by teaching your kids the art of civility

Power of Play

Power of Play

There’s a quote from child psychologist Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund, that I’ve always loved: “Play is the work of children.” It’s so profound because it’s so true.

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.