Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?

What do you think of when you hear the word bully? Some of us may have an image of a larger, mean kid stuffing smaller kids in trash cans and taking their lunch money. While that might be true in some cases, bullying is such a large and vast issue. Bullies now come in all shapes and sizes. There are bullies in schools, neighborhoods and even the workforce. With the increase in cyber bullying, it can make identifying this behavior even harder...

Bullying: What is it and What Can You Do?2016-06-03T08:00:49+00:00

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets

Divorce happens. Depending on whose research you read, the rate is somewhere between 25 - 52%. Here are some tips to keep your children emotionally safe during this difficult time in the life of the family...

Divorce and Children: Dividing the Assets2016-03-08T10:59:57+00:00

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother

Postpartum depression can linger around and make you miserable. Here are some tips from a repeat mother to help you cope and get through it faster...

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother2016-02-15T13:29:54+00:00

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer

Kids do say “no” a lot. They also need to learn to hear it and accept no for an answer. Children start attempting to set their own limits as soon as they hear what the word no means. At times, they may have trouble accepting limits from others, especially their parents. All of us will hear a lot of no’s during our lives. It is important to be able to accept no for an answer to avoid chronic problems.

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer2015-12-22T09:58:04+00:00

Why Kids Say No and Why It’s a Good Thing

Kids say no a lot. Understanding why kids say no can help us respond in ways that help them. Kids saying no is a good thing, in the long run...

Why Kids Say No and Why It’s a Good Thing2015-12-21T20:16:34+00:00

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something

I have had the privilege of working with many adults who were sexually abused when they were children. In my work with them, I have witnessed many of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. Today, I am fortunate to be able to offer this blog post from a male survivor of child sexual abuse. My hope, and his, is that you gain some insight into the effects and decide that you will take action if you’re ever confronted with this terrible experience.

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something2015-12-11T09:53:17+00:00

Adults Abused as Children: Self-Blame

Abused children often grow up to have problems with self-blame. They blame themselves for the abuse and even for others' decisions as adults. Taking on the responsibility for others continues the never-ending cycle of trying to "fix" the world while feeling guilt and shame for any and all problems that people may have. Here are some thoughts to help...

Adults Abused as Children: Self-Blame2015-10-12T11:05:24+00:00

Dealing with Toddler Behavior

Toddler behavior can be difficult to manage. There are some things that can make this difficult time easier for you and your child...

Dealing with Toddler Behavior2015-09-30T10:49:43+00:00

Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is a serious problem. There are some things we can do to help prevent it. We also need to make we're responding in the right ways...

Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse2015-09-25T10:21:37+00:00

Is it ADHD? How to Know When to Get Help

Children are a little hyperactive, somewhat impulsive, and all of them misbehave. How do you know if it's ADHD? Here are some ideas to help figure it out.

Is it ADHD? How to Know When to Get Help2015-09-21T10:43:54+00:00