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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]


7 Back to School Tips to Help Your Kids Start & Finish Strong

Okay, take a deep breath. You can do this. This year does not have to be a repeat of last. You can break the power struggle with your kids over school. You’re not alone, many parents dread [...]


7 Things Your Kid Wants From You But Will Never Ask

You dream of being a parent one day. Then it happens. Your firstborn arrives and is carefully placed in your arms. As you gaze upon your infant, indescribable joy floods your heart and tears fill [...]


How to respond when your teen acts like a jerk

How would you react to a teenage son who screams at you with a megaphone? Hit him over the head with it? Pull out a larger one that screams louder? Or would you cave in to his demands just to [...]


How to Model Respect to Your Kids When They Push Your Buttons

You bust your butt for your kids. Rise early, end the day late. You do what’s necessary to give them a good life. All you ask for is some respect. Too much to ask? I say no. Respect is a [...]


Why Parent Rules Make Your Kids’ Life Better

In my previous blog I related a conversation I had with my adult daughter Candace about parenting–more specifically, giving kids chores. Candace also went on to describe parent rules she [...]


5 Reasons Why Kids Need Chores

A few weeks ago I called my daughter Candace to catch up. I knew it was the first day of summer break for her kids so I asked, “Are you gearing up to have the kids home all [...]


5 Ways You Can Keep Your Cool While Getting Your Kids Back To School

When the mail arrived my wife handed me a heavy white packet, “this is for you”.  The return envelope read “University of Chicago”.  I felt a surge of excitement and fear [...]

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