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 […]

Back to School Blues: How Family Matters

A three year longitudinal study confirmed what family therapists have observed clinically for decades–namely that patterns of family interaction have profound effects on children–both for better and for worse. Here’s the bottom line: if you want your kids to succeed in school, build a stronger, more loving family. Melissa Sturge-Apple, a researcher from the University […]

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 […]

Are Your Kids Ruling the Roost? Parenting A Strong-Willed Child

Do you have to raise your voice, lecture or repeat yourself to get your kids to behave? Do your kids ignore normal, everyday requests when they just don’t feel like listening? Have you tried to avoid spanking and yelling but nothing else seems to work? Are you exhausted and upset because your kids seem disrespectful, […]

How to Eliminate Envy & Practice Empathy

The White family overwhelms my office with noise and activity from the first moment they arrive for family therapy. The three boys, aged 6, 10, and 13, immediately begin to argue over who sits where. Pouncing on one another’s laps, they push and poke. The youngest one screams as though he has been mortally wounded. […]

Nipping Narcissism in the Bud

“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” ~Bernard Baily How Do You Know If Someone Is A Narcissist? The following adjectives are often used to describe someone with too much narcissism: selfish, arrogant, entitled, show-off, big shot, bossy, self-absorbed, egomaniac, attention grabber, […]