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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

When did the concept of RESPECT go out of style? When did it become okay for kids to be disrespectful to their parents and other adults? When did it become tolerated for children to curse at their parents or to … Continue reading

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Turn Off the Screens

Summer is here. School is out. And so it begins. The arguments over the video games, smart phones and computers are in full gear. So here is my advice: Turn off the screens. Just turn them off. No debating. As … Continue reading

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Children and Pets

I am an animal lover. I always have been. I believe one of the greatest gifts parents can give to their children is the experience of having a pet at some point in their childhood. Having a pet gives a … Continue reading

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Kids and the Value of Work

One of the benefits of having practiced for 30 years is that I’ve been able to see parenting trends emerge and change over several decades. Some of the changes have been good ones, like the trend against using corporal punishment. … Continue reading

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No Trash Talk

One of the most disturbing things I hear from children and adolescents is that they are upset because their separated or divorced parents talk in a rude or disrespectful way about each other to the children or in their presence. This experience … Continue reading

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Talking to Children about Separation and Divorce

One of the most difficult life experiences for a child is having their parents separate or divorce. Most children want their parents to stay married. And that is true even if the marriage has been unhappy.  Divorce is extremely difficult … 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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We’re all in this together!

I love this video! Parenthood is too difficult a job to be in competition with each other. We need one another. We’re all in this together.

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To All the Dads…

Happy Father’s Day!

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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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