Virtual learning is the reality for most of us parents since Covid-19 came to the United States. As a parent, we were forced to decide how to teach our children and work at the same time if we didn’t have a stay-at-home helper. Many parents had to transition from traveling to work to creating a […]
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Family dynamics are ever evolving on our society. Gone are the days when the family unit consists of one father, one mother and the children born from that marriage. Today 16% of children live in blended families. Six of ten women’s remarriages create blended families. (Source: www.family Love to Know.com/co-parenting/blended families.) Families don’t just come together […]
I often hear my adolescent clients complain that their parents aren’t listening to them and don’t understand them. This article will discuss common mistakes parents make and how it is a turn-off and hindrance to effective communication with your kids. I believe that we have basic emotional needs that are universal. We want to feel […]
This pandemic has stressed EVERYONE out. Children are no exception. Kids take their cues from their parents. If we are stressed, then they will see it and it can affect them. Here are some signs of stress I hear daily from children I see in counseling and some solutions for parents.
Parents are now at home with their children due to the pandemic COVID-19. Anxiety is high and stress levels can be through the roof. How do you manage a household with kids at home and you possibly still working from home. Here are some tips to help keep the house running.
Children are faced with many challenges in their lives. They are expected to go to school and do well. They are expected to get along with others and they learn at an early age they can’t always get things the way the want them.
The world can be a stressful place for all of us. This includes your children. They must get up and go to school five days a week and they must perform, yes, I did say perform for their teachers and interact with other students and adults.
Parents with more than one child have a challenging task to raise them all to be happy, productive citizens. This article will provide some helpful tips for them to be successful.
Create and Automate your personal/family budget. Control your Spending. Open a checking account specifically for your bills (decline to get a debit card), and a checking account specifically for spending. Look for new ways to increase your income (side hustles, home based business etc.).
All parents hear this phrase for an uncountable number from their children. It doesn’t matter whether they are an only child or one of many siblings. Children use this to stay away from feared punishment. This article will discuss they reasons why and give parents strategies to deal with it.