Blog Category: children

February 8, 2017
Make a little SHIFT Happen

So far this year, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the concept of change in families. Families come to me all […]

January 18, 2017
Parenting A Teenager Made Easier

Having just spent 10 days during the holidays among the smelly socks, empty food boxes, video game smack-downs, hair cut refusals, bottomless pit […]

January 11, 2017
Have you seen this? The NY Post refers to screen time as “Digital Heroin”

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays – and the serious lack of anything resembling a schedule – are over, the number one […]

December 21, 2016
Let’s Put a Bow on the 12 Habits of a WISE Family

It’s time to finally wrap up and put a bow around the 12 habits of Wise families!  We have gotten hundreds of comments […]

December 14, 2016
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.  No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

December 7, 2016
Habit #11 – Become Part of the Larger Community

The healthy family encourages everyone in it to become part of their larger community.  No family lives all by itself.  Everyone is part […]

November 30, 2016
Habit #10 – Patience and Acceptance

The WISE family fosters a sense of patience and acceptance of others.  Our family has some pretty dramatically differing views of lots of […]

November 23, 2016
Habit #9 – Laughter, Happiness, and Humor

The WISE family has lots of room for laughter, happiness, and humor. There are not many opportunities for all six members of our […]

November 9, 2016
Habit #8 – Order over Chaos

The Wise family projects an attitude of order rather than chaos – both physically and emotionally. Someone is in charge, everyone knows it, […]

November 2, 2016
Habit #7 – Positive Traditions

Wise families develop and nurture positive traditions.  Family celebrations of big days like birthdays, “gotcha days”, anniversaries, and graduations need to be a […]

October 26, 2016
Habit #6 – Family Responsibilities

The healthy family shares family responsibilities.  Parents often want to make this difficult by creating complex charts and graphs of who does what […]

October 24, 2016
How to Teach Kids to Be Respectful

By Guest Contributor – Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE As you may recall, one of the 12 habits of a “WISE Family” is for […]

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