One skill every tween needs to learn 4 min read
Despite the fact that collaboration is an essential skill for the sustainability of healthy relationships, whether it’s in family life, the school setting or the workplace, our children seem to get few opportunities to develop this skill.
How to bond with your adopted child 4 min read
It’s been said that it takes a good person to love their own child well, but a different type of person entirely to love someone else’s child.
7 surprisingly countercultural parenting tips that work 5 min read
“It takes a village to raise a child,” so goes the African proverb. But what if that village, including schools, peers, media and the culture at large, goes strongly and blatantly against your principles?
The surprising solution to your step-parenting problems 5 min read
Let’s start with that fundamental reality—you are not liked and not accepted. How do you deal with that with grace, kindness and respect for the child?
Looking beyond the now 4 min read
When I look at what is happening right now, it's effortless to get caught in the trap of thinking there is no hope. Then things like this happen . . .
How you can get through to your teenager without even talking 3 min read
Coaching our teens to help them communicate both with us and with themselves is such an important role for parents, but what do you do with a silent teenager?
Increase your emotional connectedness with your children 6 min read
How to create the most treasured hour in the day for you and your kids.
VIDEO: Why you shouldn't tickle your child
Tickle torture or tickling fun? Is tickling always a laughing matter? Can tickling kids do more harm than good?