7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

7 Ways You Can Be a Better Parent

Reading through dozens of articles on eating disorders and parenting practices (this is for a class  in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program I’m enrolled in) recently has started me thinking:  You can proactively take charge of your parenting by...
Why Parents Should Pay More Attention to Teens Cutting

Why Parents Should Pay More Attention to Teens Cutting

Way back when I was in school, I had never heard of cutting but this was 3 decades ago.  Nowadays if you’re a parent, chances are you’ve probably heard of cutting. Cutting has existed for a long time, but more kids are trying it now because of its exposure...
How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

As a student in a Marriage and Family Therapy program, you cover a wwwwiiiiiiddddddde range of topics in your studies.  One of the topics covered is attention deficit/hyperactive disorder–or ADHD for short.  You may know someone personally who has ADHD. ...
Burnt Out Parent?  Improve Your Life with the 3 R’s

Burnt Out Parent? Improve Your Life with the 3 R’s

Parenthood.  It’s glorious and laborious.  It’s oh-so-wonderfully meaningful yet pull-your-hair-out challenging.  If you’re a parent of young children and babies, you’re struggling for adequate sleep and other basic needs.  Parents of older...
What Do All Parents Want for Their Children?

What Do All Parents Want for Their Children?

Parenting has been around for thousands and thousands of years.  Yet I, without knowing you, the reader, or most of the world’s population, I am going to go out on a limb here and state that nowhere on this planet can anyone call themselves “the perfect...
Child or Teen Acting Out?  Consult Your Future Self

Child or Teen Acting Out? Consult Your Future Self

Most parents need parental guidance at some time during their kids’ lives.  Maybe they get their parenting tips from loved ones (whether it’s solicited or not) or they might get it from books or the Internet.  Wherever the information comes from, searching...