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5 Easy Steps to Enforce Consequences

A 16 year old client plops on my couch, noticeably angry. He informs me that his parents tried to do an “intervention” on him after a discovery of weed in his bedroom. He concluded the episode by [...]

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Social Media’s Effect on Adolescent Mental Health

Are you worried about your kids’ obsession with their smart phone? Do you know what social media platforms they spend time on? Are you noticing any mood, emotional, or behavior signs that [...]

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My Top 3 Parenting Tips You Can’t Afford to Skip Over

My top 3 parenting tips are likely to surprise you. You won’t find them listed in best-selling books on the subject. In fact, you might argue that they have nothing to do about parenting at [...]

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How to Help Your Kid Survive a Bullying Culture

How to help your kid survive a bullying culture Let’s take a look at some things you can do to prepare your kid to thrive in school and handle situations when confronted by bullying [...]

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How to Connect With a Disconnected Teen

Raising a responsible teenager is a parent’s dream. Living with an irresponsible teen is a parent’s nightmare! The task of raising teens today is challenging for some and frightening for others. [...]

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6 Reasons Why Bad Moms are the Best Moms

One night last week before I was about to go to bed, the 2016 comedy Bad Moms was on TV. Five minutes into the movie I was hooked. It addresses pressure many mothers feel being “all things to all [...]

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7 Kid-Safety Rules for Divorce

Couples in broken marriages want out, but what often keeps them in is fear over how divorce may impact their kids. “Our marriage is broken but do we want to break up the family?” So they work [...]

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How to Help Your Kids Cope With Tragedy or Loss

How to help your kids cope with tragedy or loss #1: Restore a sense of safety When loss or tragedy occurs, a child/teen’s sense of security is shaken. They have questions. What will happen to [...]

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5 Signs it’s Time to Occupy the Co-Pilot Seat in Parenting Your Adult Kid

I’m writing this blog in the Phoenix airport. In about an hour I will be leaving 90 degree temps in route to Chicago where I’ll be greeted by snow and cold. That’s not why I am unhappy [...]

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How to Out Smart Your Kid’s Obsession with Smartphones

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”  Steve Jobs Ten years ago Steve Jobs set things in motion when he introduced [...]

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