When You Lose an Unborn Child—How Can You Cope with Your Emotions?

From a statistical standpoint, a miscarriage is not all that abnormal. But who wants to hear about statistics and medical jargon when you are experiencing a major loss?  No matter how common losing a baby during pregnancy might be, it...

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6 Tips & Ideas for Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

If you’re the parent of more than one child, you’re probably used to dealing with sibling rivalry. But sometimes, it can be challenging to understand how to discipline your children and teach them to cooperate without being too hard...

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College and Beyond: How Parents Can Support Their Children

When your teenager graduates from high school, it can be overwhelming for them and you to start thinking about their next step. For many recent graduates, the natural next step includes going to college, which typically means partaking in a...

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Parenting an Anxious Child: How Parents Can Teach Coping Skills

When it comes to parenting an anxious child, much of the focus is often on what changes parents can make. While it’s normal to want to do whatever you can to make the right choices for your child, that strategy...

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Parenting a Child with Challenging Behavior: 7 Sensible Solutions

Sensible parenting seems like a beautiful endeavor—until your child's challenging behavior nearly drives you up the wall. Then, parenting "survival mode" sometimes kicks in. Many of us have been there—quoting our parents, tossing away parenting books, and surrendering to a...

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4 Essential Tips for a Healthy and Successful Transition to College

The transition to college is one of the most significant (and likely the biggest to date) in a young person's life. Although your child may seem ultra confident about their future, keep in mind that they're still not quite an...

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VIDEO: How To Motivate Your Teen

VIDEO:  How To Motivate Your Tween/Teen I presented at Farmwell Station Middle School last week on how to motivating teenagers. I'd love your thoughts on this topic as it seems to be an important one for us all! Watch the video...

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Parenting Insight: 5 Tips for Effectively Helping Your Anxious Child

Struggling with anxiety is a challenge, to say the least. Helping your anxious child to deal with this ailment can be even more challenging. As a parent, it may be hard to know what is the right thing to do or...

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Why You Shouldn’t Settle for Drugs as the Only Solution for ADHD

In our high-tech/low-attention-span culture, it’s understandable that something called Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is viewed as a punchline. However, as millions of people—many of them children—can explain, there’s nothing funny about a brain disorder that interferes with development and functioning....

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The Realities of Parenting: How to Foster a Calm Family

Let me guess…things start seemingly innocent…and before you know it…you’re asking yourself “How did we get here?” Everyone is yelling, going around in circles, no one listening to anyone, and with no way out! It’s frustrating when all you...

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