Tag Archives: Child

Struggling with Parenting? Direct Parents are Motivating

by on February 11, 2013

When your child comes home with a bad grade on a test, you sit them down immediately and try to help them set new goals for improving their grade.  You explain about the importance of setting long-term goals and how their current behavior is not consistent with what they want out of life.  You never… (more…)

Struggling with Parenting? Begin with You

by on February 1, 2013

Parenting is hard work.  At times it can be overwhelming, lonely, exhausting, discouraging, exciting, joyful, rewarding, encouraging, and fun within just a few short minutes.  The wide range of emotions  you feel from excitement over watching your child finally ride a bike without training wheels to paralyzing fear as they ride that bike straight into… (more…)

Could My Child Become a Violent Shooter?

by on December 20, 2012

Yes, no and maybe.  Remember the Hulk?  A normal looking man who turn into a green monster in a matter of seconds.  As a man he seems kind, understanding, logical, sympathetic, and systematic but given the right opportunity, he becomes unreasonable, angry, aggressive, spontaneous, and violent.  In a very simplistic way, this illustration clearly describes… (more…)

Is Your Child Becoming Like Their Narcissistic Parent?

by on December 12, 2012

It can’t be.  While the narcissistic parent is insensitive and uncaring, your child seems overly compassionate, caring, and highly attuned, almost to the point of compulsion, to needs of others.  Your child fails to see anything wrong with the narcissistic parent and believes the parent to be near perfect.  Gratitude and praise flow off your… (more…)

What! School Starts Next Week!

by on August 25, 2012

If you are like me, then the start of school always seems to come sooner than expected.  Projects that need to be finished are half way done, trips to the beach were less than planned, vacation time flew by, and friends coming over happened too infrequently.  But here we are again with school starting regardless… (more…)

School Is Starting: Is That Good or Bad?

by on August 24, 2012

There are two kinds of parents when school starts: one says, “Yay Ho, school has started” and the other says, “Boo Ho, school has started”.  Your child’s reaction is almost universal with combination of “Oh no work again” mixed with “Yay I get to see my friends again” and topped off with “Eek what if…” … (more…)

How to Build a Neighborhood Play Group

by on August 24, 2012

Once the initial shock of motherhood is over and you and your baby are finally sleeping through the night, settling into a routine that allows you to enjoy your time with your child becomes a priority.  One of the best additions to your new routine is a mom’s group or neighborhood play group.  Meeting other… (more…)

How to Parent a Difficult Child

by on August 24, 2012

You have read the parenting books, implemented the ideas, and tried new techniques but nothing seems to work.  While your other children seem to be responding and benefiting from intentional parenting, one of your children is still not thriving.  In fact, they are getting worse.  Maybe they have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, SPD, OCD, ODD, CD… (more…)

How to Know When Your Child Needs Therapy

by on August 24, 2012

When your child struggles for a period of time, have difficulty in school, seems different at home than at school, or acts inconsistently with their personality, therapy designed specifically for children can help them overcome these challenges.  Most children experience difficulties from time to time while growing up.  Some of these challenges are physical (their… (more…)

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