I vividly remember the first time my son’s pediatrician asked me to leave the examining room during his annual check-up. He said that as his patients approached adolescence it was his practice to spend a few minutes with them privately so they’d be free to ask any questions or voice concerns they might not be.. read more →

26 Jan 2014
January 26, 2014

The Parenting Indoor Winter Survival Guide

January 26, 2014 Uncategorized 0 Comment

Shorter days, longer nights, frigid temperatures with just enough ice and snow thrown in to mix things up, means lots of time inside with the kids. Sure you can just let them sit around all day playing video games, glued to the computer, or watching TV; but that starts to drive them – and you.. read more →

01 Dec 2013
December 1, 2013

Bully Proofing Your Child

December 1, 2013 Bullying, Child Safety, Parenting, Sports, Stress 0 Comment

The hottest topic making all the headlines and kicking off the morning news shows is a football story that has very little to do with the game. It’s about a Miami Dolphin player bullying a teammate. Or is it? That’s certainly how it’s being presented in the media. And whatever the real story is, it’s.. read more →

26 Oct 2013
October 26, 2013

Manners Mean Much More than Using the Right Fork!

October 26, 2013 Enrichment, Parenting 1 Comment

Manners Really Do Matter for Kids and Grownups Years ago, I was talking to an acquaintance who told me about someone who, “didn’t know the difference between one fish fork and the other” at a dinner. He ended by adding, “Can you imagine such a thing?” Not only could I image such a “thing”, I realized.. read more →

18 Sep 2013
September 18, 2013

Building a Parenting Support Network

September 18, 2013 Childcare, Parenting 0 Comment

Healthy parenting is the ultimate group project. That includes all parents; highly educated, financially secure, mature, teenage, married, single, same sex, male or female. As cliché as it has become, it really does take a village to raise a child. Today’s world is complex and chaotic with so many outside, often negative, influences impacting the.. read more →