Showing Your Kids How to Love

Showing Your Kids How to Love

I’ve got a question for you:  On a scale of one to ten, with one being the lowest and ten being the highest, how good of a role model for a loving relationship are you and your partner to your child(ren)?  How do you think your partner would answer this? Your...
Want to Be a Better Mother?  Try This!

Want to Be a Better Mother? Try This!

Being a mother means many things: providing love and care being a disciplinarian keeping track of schedules driving, feeding, shopping for your kids being their protector, their rock and home base A mother wears many hats:  chauffeur, manager, coach, teacher, nurse,...
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. ...