Parenting Blog

It’s back to school time! We focus this time of year on kids, what they are doing, how they are doing, what they¬†need to be doing. But what about us parents? We also experience major stress this time of year, often more than our kids do! Reduce parent stress: Think about what has you in […]
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Whatever you think of marriage, whatever experience you’ve had, will inform what your kids look for, and what they choose. Are you ready? I wasn’t! Laura O’Rourke of Mommy-Miracles.com is doing an amazing series this summer on marriage. She asked me to write about what this relationship means to me. Well, I only know half […]
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Socks are so frustrating! There are so many reasons I love sandals weather, but the biggest is the lack of socks. In the laundry, on the floor, on the couch, stuffed in shoes, on the steps, and missing their pair! It’s possible that smelly, nasty, single socks are the worst thing about having this many […]
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So many people here wanted to know if ¬†- and how! – to talk to kids about Robin Williams suicide. This guide is a good litmus test to help you decide if that is a series of conversations worth having. Even more, you can find the how-to of structuring those discussions.   If you are […]
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Do you fear peer pressure? I did, until I started to work with large groups of kids. And then? I saw a kindergarten teacher get a whole room quiet by saying “I like how Tyler is sitting quietly on the carpet waiting for our story.” I spoke to a teenage patient who, when I asked […]
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