February 1, 2018

There is lots of research to support the idea that dedicated and regular parent/child play time (on the child's terms) supports positive attachment, self-regulation, self-esteem, and creativity. It's also a lot of fun once you get into the swing of it.

In my experience...

January 20, 2018

Consider applying these five principles offered by Jen A. Miller in the NYTimes when setting goals for your or your child's behavior. The article relates to New Year resolutions but can be applied to all those things we wish to target for change in ourselves or our chi...

January 17, 2018

Helping your family thrive is a big job. It's a mix of increasing resources and decreasing adversity while building resiliency that promotes confidence, competence, and the ability for you and your children to "land on your feet" in challenging and overwhelming circums...

January 8, 2018

A thought provoking take on one of the most frustrating behaviors our children can exhibit . . . 

January 4, 2018

So many of us as parents and helpers of children are concerned about the levels of anxiety our children experience. This effects their health and wellbeing and undermines confidence, school performance, and relationships with family and friends. Anxiety, unaddressed, c...

November 12, 2017

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October 30, 2017

Hello Folks,

It seems that the concept of mindfulness is everywhere but the evidence is incontrovertible that it is an essential skill for good living. Here are some thoughts from the New York Times about how to incorporate it into your child's life . . . 

October 26, 2017

Good morning All,

I woke up this morning thinking about parenting (as I often do) and once again appreciated the work of Daniel Siegel and his colleagues. He is a neuroscientist who has done a lot of research and conceptualization about children's brains and how they be...

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