Parenting Children: 3 Tips on How to Not Sweat the Small Stuff

Today I found a small yellow piece of plastic underneath the radiator in the younger boys’ room. It was perfectly round, except for one thin spoke that stuck out from the middle. That little black leg lent it a sort of importance, and so turning the miniscule glob of...

The Secret of a Good Memory: 3 Ways to Improve Memory in Children

Could you memorize 15 pages of material – cold? My eldest has a memory that astounds even me sometimes. Although only in high school, the amount of material she has memorized is daunting. Because her school believes students should also spend time exercising their...

The Myth of Giving Your Child Choices

Ever find yourself giving your child play by play instructions on doing something that should be as simple and easy as eating apple pie?  You know what I mean - things that you're sure your child knows how to do on their own, yet when it comes down to it, suddenly you...

Parenting Solutions: Life Skills for Special Needs Teenagers

Parenting solutions for special needs children are not always easy to come by. Raising a child with Asperger’s, sensory integration disorder, ADD, or another disorder often resembles a topographical map: a lot of hills and valleys, a few grassy plains, and a riot of...