Our brains are designed to learn, and in doing so, we have the capacity to automate almost any behavior. (And by automating, I mean that we do not need to think about it.) As your child is growing up, they
With all the challenges of the last couple of months unfolding in many ways for all of us, most families are experiencing this in ways that challenge their coping abilities. The pressure from society, schools, work, finances, children are accumulating
As we launch into another New Year, let me first offer my warmest, most heartfelt wishes for a healthy, happy, and abundant New Year. With the last year bringing most of us unique challenges that taxed us both physically and
After many years in practice, the benefit of following both parents and children over the years (and sometimes decades) adds depth to the findings in the clinical literature. It becomes fascinating to watch as habits patterns emerge, and impact future
As we all know, the upcoming New Year brings much thought and attention to the future, and for many of us, we begin to consider the changes we want to make in our lives. We might have a conversation, or
End ‘False Hope’ & Build Improved Habits Every New Year offers us a chance to take stock of our home and our efforts at building good habits in our children. In particular, it’s good to carefully determine if ‘false hope’
The Simple Mistakes Can Ruin Your Winter Break… So Plan Ahead and Be Thoughtful. For many of you, you will soon be taking a needed break from the winter weather. For others, it might just be an adventure out to
It’s Santa’s Job to Know What’s Best for You Okay, let’s face it. Most children get too much stuff this day and time. Well, can I really say it’s too much? Maybe not…but we can know one thing for certain:
The Holiday Season is here, and our thoughts turn to family, friends, and community. With COVID in our lives, no doubt those thoughts have been modified to some degree. And yet, we have shopped bargains in record-breaking numbers this year.
Many parents are discovering, with months of quarantine, that their influence as a parent is eroding rather than improving. This is due to a failing strategy. The more challenging the child, the earlier the weaknesses in parenting begin to unfold.