Which school is right for YOUR child? How do you know you are making the best choice?
Let me warn you! My ideas about school and education are anything but conventional...
How are your kids doing in school? Do they excel in their studies? Are they given attention for what they need to improve? Do they fit in? Are they HAPPY in school? Do they even like it?
Three tips to help your son or daughter find the ideal summer employment opportunity.
Have you sufficiently bored your child with tales of your summer jobs past — peeling potatoes, recycling pop bottles for coins, lifeguard drama or walking bean rows uphill both ways? Probably, but it's only because you know from experience that the benefits of a summer job far outweigh the paycheck anyone receives.
Help in understanding problematic childhood behavior and tips for reducing problematic behavior.
Does my child have an attention or behavioral problem?
Parents, teachers, and many health professionals are often at a loss when it comes to identifying and modifying problematic childhood behavior. The nuances of child behavior are just like those of adult behavior. How does one define what is genuinely problematic and indicative of a larger problem? When parents and their children are referred to my practice for attention, concentration, behavioral, or underachievement problems, a thorough assessment ensues. Many parents have tried a multi
Tips to aid parents and helping professionals engage in self care
I often meet with individuals who desperately need time for themselves. Many of these individuals are professionals such as doctors, teachers, or daycare providers. Others are full time parents or are caring for their own ailing parents. Some are in a relationship with, or care for someone with mental or physical illness. While the presentation is diverse, there is a common theme. A theme of burnout, stress, and intense guilt related to wanting some “me time”. Friendships, interests, and ho
Do your children appreciate the value of a dollar?
There is so much to teach your children. For starters, say "please" and "thank you," wash your hands, respect your elders, chew with your mouth closed. Meanwhile, advertisers spend millions trying to teach our kids to "spend more!"
Caring for children with special needs can put an extra toll on marriage and love.
Sometimes life doesn't turn out as you had expected. But the truth is, when you are dealt a bad hand, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the game. Giving up, feeling sorry for yourself, and crying over the unfairness of it all doesn't cut it. Parents of special needs children know this to be true.
How the words we use with our children send POWERFUL messages.
I was walking to my car the other day and passed by a mother with her child of 2-3 years. They were sitting at a table finishing up what appeared to be their lunch. When I was a few yards away, the child quietly asked the mother for something, to go somewhere. The mother's reply: "If you're good, then we'll do that." She not only said it once, but for some reason (perhaps at the child's insistence) repeated herself a couple more times.