parents

Nov
16
Parenting Paragraph – My kids are horrible at restaurants

Q: I can’t get my kids to stay seated in a restaurant!  It disturbs other people because they are so out of control, but I can’t stop them. How do I get them to behave?

A. Great question! Remember you are the parent and you set the standards for behavior …

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Nov
10
Parenting Paragraph – Our Son Wants to Quit His Team

Q: My son is an excellent athlete who often plays on elite teams; recently his high school coach suggested he practice with a particular team during pre-season however the team is horrible and my son is miserable after every practice. He wants to quit but my husband and I think

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Nov
3
Parenting Paragraph – My Kids Keep Interrupting Me!

Q. I have a 5 and 7 year old who are constantly interrupting me when I’m having a conversation with another adult; it drives me crazy, what can I do?

A. Great question! Most parents attempt to address the issue when it’s happening, which has a short-term impact or no …

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Oct
26
Parenting Corner – My 14 year old is Mature Looking

Q:  I’m a worried parent! My 14 year old daughter is very mature looking for her age….and much older boys at school are asking her out on dates. 

A. Great question. Regardless of how mature your child appears, it’s important to know the logical side of the brain doesn’t …

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Oct
19
Parenting Corner – I Have an Artistic Child

Q. Our son is very sensitive and artistic, and my husband think he needs sports to “toughen him up” and insists he participate in two sports a year.  My son wants to please his Dad, so he does it, but he’s not happy.  I feel torn in the middle, what

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Oct
12
Parenting Corner – My Child Has a Challenging Personality

Q. My son has a very challenging personality,  and I’m worried because he doesn’t have a lot of friends. What can I do to help him?

A. Great Question! First, be specific around your definition of “challenging.” How does having a challenging personality show up for your son? How is

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Oct
5
Parenting Corner – I Feel Like a Maid!

Q: I am constantly picking up my kids stuff around the house despite how many times I ask them to pick it up themselves. I feel like a maid, what can I do?

A. Great question! This can be very frustrating. Since kids can easily “turn off” their parent’s voice …

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Sep
28
Parenting Corner – Balancing the Needs of My Family

Q: I have a child with autism and find his therapies/needs consume the majority of my time. I am happy to give him everything I have but worry I am neglecting my other kids even though they say they understand. How can I find a happy balance?

A. Great question!

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Sep
21
Parenting Corner – My Kids Keep Forgetting Their School Stuff!

Q: My kids are constantly forgetting stuff they need for school and because I work from home they call expecting me to drop it off. It’s really frustrating for me to drive back and forth but I feel bad they don’t have what they need when I know I can

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Sep
14
Parenting Corner – Teaching Children About Money

Q: How do I teach my kids to be responsible with money when we live in a “keeping up with the Jones’s” society?

A:  Great Question! Since many of today’s adults were taught it’s inappropriate to talk about money, the conversations most kids hear on the subject revolve around paying …

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