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January 29, 2014
Make a little SHIFT Happen

Throughout the month of January, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the concept of change in families. Families come to me […]

January 4, 2014
New Year–Wiser Parent

It’s time to put forth your best effort on achieving those new year goals! It’s the time of year when we all think […]

December 20, 2013
Be in the Present

If you celebrate Christmas – or if you are like my family and celebrate a little of everything, including 3 birthdays – you […]

November 26, 2013
An Urgent Calling

My blogs are typically planned in advance, thoughtful essays written about topics related to children and teens like handling melt downs, understanding your […]

August 19, 2013
Dream With Them, Not For Them

My newly-minted High School Senior son announced this morning that there was very little chance he would get into the college of MY […]

August 2, 2013
Summer Story-Telling, No Fancy Equipment Required

The tradition of story telling is a time-honored way of sharing experiences.  Story telling through journaling is a terrific way for children to […]

July 4, 2013
School’s Out for Summer!

Summer is a time for kids to take a break from the demands of school, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t […]

April 4, 2013
Parent Power – Get it Back!

I had a very bad parenting moment last night. Actually, make it several moments.    My oldest son decided that the washer was […]

March 4, 2013
When to WORRY about WORRY

Kids worry…and we parents worry about our kids worrying.   It’s normal for a preschooler to fear separation from his/her mother or to worry […]

December 21, 2012
Once Upon A Time

With the holidays almost here, I wanted to share a few WISE words with you about being a parent. Once upon a time […]

November 3, 2012
Dialing Down the Drama

www.freedigitalphotos.net Image creator’s user name:  “imagerymajestic” My 12-year-old daughter has a friend who is what some parents might call a Drama Queen. Whenever […]

September 1, 2012
A New School Year is Upon Us

The Importance of WHAT and HOW By Amy Fortney Parks, PhD-R With the start of a new school year, it is a good […]