Hope & Help for Parents of Strong-Willed Kids (& Free Live Webinar)

“If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”  -Zig Ziglar Family researchers have known for years that healthy families create environments that balance large doses of love and warmth with sufficient firmness and structure. Kids thrive in these settings. Without […]

How to Enjoy Summer: 8 Tips for Parents

Perhaps you have been enjoying your summer, getting extra time to have fun with your kids without the pressure of homework and extracurricular activities. Perhaps not. Let’s face it, summer is a mixed bag. For working parents who don’t get time off in the summer, it means an extra set of 30 hours to figure […]

How to Be Your Own Hero & Leave Your Victim Behind

“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.” -Paulo Coelho How often do you say things out loud or to yourself like: “He makes me feel stupid!” “I’m depressed because she is always criticizing me.” “I would be […]

Contempt Spells Catastrophe for Relationships

Contempt is a relationship killer. It can and does destroy marriages. It can wound a child’s self image, poison the workplace, and push your friends away. If you don’t know exactly what I mean by contempt, it is disdain for another, openly acting patronizing, insulting, and disrespectful. Contempt is criticism with a twist. When I […]

Selfies, Sharing & Internet Safety: What’s A Parent to Do?

“Please, just tell me what to do about my daughter’s constant use of her cell phone!” “My son throws a fit every time I tell him to get off the computer. Please help.” “How many hours a day should I let my kid be on line?” Everyone working with kids and teens these days is […]

Fighting the Back to School Blues?

If you are one of the lucky parents whose kids can’t wait to go back to school, you probably aren’t reading this blog. If, on the other hand, your child is getting more anxious by the day, you are not alone, and there are things you can do to help ease the transition. Millions of […]