Parenting children

Parenting Solutions: How to Teach Your Child to Problem Solve

    There is a lot of talk about teaching children to solve problems on their own. Whole curriculums have been erected by educators determined to train children to “independent thinking” with a host of group games, written exercises, and mind games. If you walk into any bookstore or browse online you’ll be inundated by […]

Parenting Children: When a Mother Leaves Her Child Behind

Rahna Reiko Rizzuto says that she never wanted to be a full-time mother. She came to this discovery after leaving her family behind to pursue a six month fellowship in Japan. When her children came to visit, she says she realized that she had never really wanted to be a mother at all. She adds […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Say No to Therapy

So. You’re raising a child as best as you can. One with “issues” as they say. Raising said child takes up a substantial amount of your time. Between the speech therapy and the play therapy, the sensory diet and the occupational therapy, it’s amazing you and your best beloved even know what the other looks […]

moody teen

3 Little Known Reasons Why Your Teen Acts Up

Parenting middle school children is kind of like a close encounter with an alien species: suddenly the child who was calm, collected, and fairly responsive to parental intervention is an expert on imitating The Blob at one moment, and a raging tiger the next.

What to do?

Here are some tips that will help you understand why that hulking stranger in your child’s bedroom sometimes acts like they do.

How to Solve Stubborn and Disruptive Behavior – Part 1

Raising kids is a lot like riding on a monster roller coaster. Half the time you’re going up the hill, anticipating the drop on the other side. The other half of the time you spend screaming your head off and wishing you could get the heck off – and whoever said this was fun anyway? […]

Raising Children In This Brave New World

I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend among the parenting crowd. I guess it took me a while to catch on; but it somehow it seems to be seeping up through the fabric of our society like sewer water creeps out from underneath a poorly sealed toilet base. It’s bad enough that we seem to have […]