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

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+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

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

5 Tips for Reducing Stress with a Newborn

The first days of having a newborn in the house are both exciting and stressful. Give yourself some grace and you will get through it with flying colors.

5 Tips for Reducing Stress with a Newborn2015-08-31T09:43:00+00:00

Teen Depression

It’s more than an occasional bad mood. It’s more than being sad every now and then. It’s more than having a bad day and being irritable. Teen depression is a serious problem that can lead to some rather serious consequences...

Teen Depression2015-08-25T13:14:32+00:00

Turning the Power off in Struggles with Children

Child behavior problems can be difficult. In particular, power struggles can leave parents feeling hopeless. Understanding what adds the energy to the struggle is important. The simple answer to this is control. The child wants control. The parent wants control. So here we go! Put the gloves on!

Turning the Power off in Struggles with Children2015-08-24T17:20:35+00:00