Why Raising Kids Is Like Polishing Diamonds

Sometimes raising kids is like riding the electric walkways you find at the airport. You kind of lean over a bit, relax a bit as it takes you where you want to go. Then you spy that little thruway thing, and brace yourself for a brief trip in no-man’s land schlepping...

4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

It's not easy dealing with an anxious child. The whining, the tendency to overgeneralize and aggrandize every little incident, can push many parents to the edge. You may feel irritated and frustrated when despite all of your efforts at explanation, your child...

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...

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...

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...