Blog Category: parenting tips

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 […]

October 13, 2013
Don’t Make a Mistake with Unmotivated Kids

It happened! I had been expecting it. I’m actually surprised it didn’t happen before now! I get it…it’s darker in the morning…it’s a […]

September 11, 2013
Back to School! Navigating the Morning Rush

School is back in session for kids all over the land and that means it’s time to get out of slow-paced summertime schedules […]

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 […]

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