Category Archives: Family Life

Building Self-Esteem in Kids

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from parents is that their children struggle with low self esteem. We ‘re all worried that our kids don’t feel good enough about themselves. It seems to me that this is a … Continue reading

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Parenting Through Separation and Divorce

One of the most difficult times to parent is when one is experiencing a breakup of the parental relationship. Parenting requires such physical and emotional energy and when a parent is depleted of both, due to their own emotional turmoil, grief, … Continue reading

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Summertime Conversations

Here in Charlotte we’re now about a month into summer. Perhaps it’s time to think about how  you are using the extra time and freedom from strict school, work, and sports schedules. During the school year parents are usually very focused … Continue reading

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To All the Dads…

Happy Father’s Day!

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To All the Moms….

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The Most Challenging Part of a Parent’s Day….Bedtime !

What is the most challenging part of your day as the parent of a young child? If you said the evening hours, you are not alone.  Most parents of young children say that the hours from around 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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A New Year

Many of us start each new year with resolutions. Sometimes they are resolutions to do something like eat healthier, exercise more, quit smoking, or lose those last few pounds. This year how about considering what your goals are for your … Continue reading

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Anxious Beginnings

For most kids, this month marks the beginning of a new school year.  With that new beginning usually comes a mixture of feelings-excitement, happiness, sadness that summer is over, maybe some dread of the work to come, and often some … Continue reading

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My Parenting Toolbox–Regulating our own Emotions

As parents we are often concerned about helping our children regulate their emotions. That is, helping them handle frustration, anger, sadness, excitement, fear and other strong emotions in an appropriate manner, soothing themselves.  This ability is so important for our … Continue reading

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The Parenting Toolbox

Do you ever wish that you had a toolbox that you could reach into and find just the right tool to handle a particular issue as a parent?  Most of us have wished kids came with a set of instructions. … Continue reading

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