Here’s What Functioning Marriages Have in Common

I’m often asked if it’s difficult being a psychologist and listening to kids’ problems all day. I enjoy that part of the job, because it’s fun helping young people make positive changes. It’s a lot tougher listening to parents discuss

Why Kids Shouldn’t be Your Highest Priority

If I’m speaking with a group of parents and I want to elicit a lively debate, I only need to say the following: “Kids shouldn’t be your highest priority”. As a youngster, I remember my dad telling me that “your

Do Any of These 10 Regrets by Parents Apply to You?

Some people live their lives looking at the rear-view mirror, regretting the past rather than enjoying the present or anticipating the future. Here are the most frequently mentioned regrets I’ve heard from parents in my office: Spent too little time

Let Children Learn How to Deal with Divorce and Other Life Problems

Bad experiences in early childhood have a significant impact on kids during adolescence, according to recent research published by Child Trends. Investigators found that 48 percent of our kids experienced a serious negative event during childhood, with 11 percent of

Fine Art of Listening So Kids Will Talk

Communicating with your kids is all about talking in a way that they will listen, but also listening in a way that they will talk. Listening isn’t easy, as many parents ignore the Law of Moderation, either talking too much

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