Parenting Blog

Monday 18th May 2015

Respect
Responsibility
Teenagers

Prom Night Pressure Whatever a teen feels ready for – from how much money to spend and who to hang with to sexual intimacy and drinking – prom night makes everything feel more important. Graduation Guilt Ceremonies and parties that mark the completion of school can also leave students feeling conflicted about moving on to […]
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Your sick day can teach your kids #resilience and #responsibility. Even parents get sick. So how can a Mom or Dad – or grandparent or caregiver – handle it when there are still kids to supervise? Ask for help: Ask your family, your friends, even your kids’ friends’ parents.. but don’t forget to ask your […]
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Kids and alcohol. Bad combination, right? So how do we teach our kids to abstain when we don’t? What do we do when we take the kids to a ballgame and end up sitting in front of Stupid Drunk Guy? How do we talk to our kids about our own wine or beer, about the […]
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We make kids clean their rooms.  But do they have to? This is an age-by-age guide for what’s possible, what’s reasonable, and what’s important for kids to learn. If you are raising or caring for a toddler preschooler elementary schooler middle schooler teen These tips will cut down on arguing and nagging, and make it […]
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What’s the right answer? Parents, educators, caregivers, youth directors… everyone who works with or raises kids will hear this eventually. When we need to: know a password talk to the parents throwing the party check the browsing history look through a bedroom email a teacher talk to a friend’s parents so many other times! Dr. […]
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