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De-escalating Situations with a Child
March 18, 2020

Do you have a child that is constantly “Acting out” or participating in “undesirable behaviors”? What if there is secondary gain involved? How can I tell the difference between if a child needs more attention or if there is...

Helping Your Middle Schooler Be Safe in a Technological World
March 18, 2020

Middle school is a time in your child’s life where they will embark in curiosity like never before. Middle schoolers are constantly growing, changing, and exploring; and in 2020, times are different, as most interactions with each other are...

5 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Sleep Hygiene
September 9, 2019

It’s common knowledge that children need plenty of sleep. Depending on their age, most children need anywhere between 9 and 13 hours of sleep in order to be at their best. While children sleep, their brains are actively sorting...

4 Tips for Co-parenting with a Narcissist
November 5, 2018

Co-parenting is a dance to learn and it may always require effort for both parties involved, however, co-parenting with someone who is truly diagnosed with the personality disorder known as narcissism may require extra effort in order to build...

Executive Function and the Regulation of Emotion in Development
October 29, 2018

Mastery of the regulation of one’s emotions is a life-long process.  Psychiatrist Erik Erikson (1959) posited that humans must go through eight stages of social-emotional development as they mature into early adulthood and then on to later adulthood.1  Each...

5 Fun and Engaging Ways to Boost Your Child’s Confidence
October 1, 2018

Every parent dreams of having a child who is brimming with confidence and healthy self-esteem. While some children just seem to have a natural born confidence, most of them need a little boost and parents can and should be...

5 Ways to Avoid a Power Struggle with Children
August 18, 2016

The new school year is almost here and for some families that means children are excited about having a more structured routine, but for other families children can be resistant to the changes that come with going back to...

Starting Kindergarten with a Bang!
August 4, 2016

Sending your baby off to big kid school for the first time can be daunting, emotional and exciting all at the same time. Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in every child’s life so it’s important to make that...

Want Kids to Succeed? Teach Them Focus
June 28, 2016

Reprinted from Daniel Goleman, on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/want-kids-succeed-teach-them-focus-daniel-goleman?trk=eml-b2_content_ecosystem_digest-network_publishes-25-null&midToken=AQHjnmYrrVAT2A&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3cOnZSmw3P9Tk1 In my previous post, I mentioned Clifford Nass’s research at Stanford that shows multitasking reduces our ability to concentrate. And, I shared the good news that recent research by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Thomas...

Talking to Kids about Divorce
June 23, 2016

  I can recall being 5 years-old and asking my mom and dad, what seemed like 99 questions, such as, “Why are we moving?”, “Why do I have to go to a new school?”, or “Why can’t we spend...