Strategies for a Successful Summer Break Tips for managing your kids’ downtime to help make it relaxing for everyone While your average child may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the
A good overview of Positive Youth Development (PYD) from the perspective of 4-H.
So many of my clients have problems with angry teenage boys that a brief post is in order. Teenage girls get angry, too, of course, but they tend to be more amenable to processing emotions and talking them through, which
Do you find yourself in full-on homework battles most nights of the week? It’s no surprise that most children and teens will dig in their heels when it comes to doing schoolwork. Think of it this way: How many kids want to
In this culture, unfortunately, many of us eat diets that aren’t very healthy, and we don’t get enough exercise. That’s true for our kids, too. In fact, experts suggest that this is the first generation that’s less healthy than their
Recently, a good friend of mine shared a Facebook post by one of her friends, who happens to be a pediatrician. The post was on something that should be of interest to ALL parents: child sexual abuse; specifically, when it happens, where
Children at varied developmental levels naturally have a different understanding of divorce, the reasons for it, and what the future will bring. Parents will therefore need to tailor discussions according to their children’s maturity. Parents of young children should maintain