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Pick Your Battles Wisely

From Fairfax Woman Magazine – January 18th, 2017

In this article, Amy Fortney Parks discusses how character is the foundation of your family – and your child’s character is the foundation of their future family! So as so many of us parenting experts say, “Pick your battles”! Your actions today are quite literally changing tomorrow.

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Agree to Disagree

From Fairfax Woman Magazine – November 4th, 2016

In this article, Amy Fortney Parks focuses on positively disagreeing with someone. Most of us are brought up to not fully express our opinions so we avoid “ruffling feathers” with friends or relatives. However, there are many ways to tactfully teach kids to respectfully disagree and debate with one another. She references Robby AKA “Kid President” as a role model and that it is okay to not “see eye-to-eye with someone” but you can “work shoulder-to-shoulder!” #wisewords

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Raised in a Barn

From Alexandria Woman Magazine – August 29th, 2016

Amy Fortney Parks not only was featured on the cover but also wrote an article for the September/October 2016 issue of Alexandria Woman.

Parenting doesn’t come with an Almanac capable of predicting the future weather around your “barn” or the yield of your “crop”.  And lots of the lessons and leadership that kids experience are completely out of our control.

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View the entire digital edition of the September/October 2016 Alexandria Woman edition here.


The Brain- an interview with Amy Fortney Parks

Practice of the Practice
In this podcast with Joe Sanok from Practice of the Practice The Wise Family’s Amy Fortney Parks speaks about the brain, and the use of brain technology with different groups.

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When Families Need Help

From Family Confidential
In this podcast with Annie from Family Confidential The Wise Family’s Amy Fortney Parks speaks about family counseling, who can benefit most, how to get buy-in from reluctant teens, and how to teach parents the value of really listening to their adolescents.

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‘Snowplow’ parents: the new breed of over-protective

From wtop
“Tiger moms and helicopter dads, step aside. There’s a new name for an emerging breed of over-involved parents — and they’re called snowplow parents.” – Read the article for The Wise Family’s Amy Fortney Park’s take on this new parental phenomenon.

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Youtube, and Netflix, and Snapchat, Oh My!

From Fairfax Woman Magazine – July 22nd, 2016

In this article, Amy Fortney Parks discusses how technology is here to stay. She discusses how to establish healthy screentime with your kids and how to embrace the new technology driven world we live in today.

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Interview with Amy Fortney Parks

From The Parentalist
In this podcast, Amy discusses the trifecta in child psychology: children; education; and parenthood.

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The Hard Labor of Growing Leaders

From Fairfax Woman Magazine – May 5th, 2016
In the digital age, we need to learn how to grow leaders in different way than we did hundreds of years from now. Learn from The Wise Family’s Amy Fortney Parks about how the leadership landscape has changed.

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Four Year College Isn’t the Only Road

From The Huffington Post
Don’t let the pressure and the blinders fool you – four your college is not the only way forward for your child. Learn why that is from The Wise Family’s Amy Fortney Parks.

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