Regulating Through the Holidays and into the New Year!

Could it really be that time of year AGAIN?!  Halloween leads to Thanksgiving which kicks off the Winter Holidays and then it’s Happy New Year!  Right about now, life picks up speed at a feverish pace, both at school and at home.  That’s why it is good to have...

Parenting A Sensitive Child

Does your child seem to overreact to sounds or tags on his shirt? Does your child have an incredible memory, recalling details you never even noticed? Does your child seem to have out of proportion emotional reactions to seemingly small things? Is your child most...

Tips to Avoid Power Struggles with Your Child

A child asserting herself is a normal part of development; at younger ages it can be a way of a child developing a sense of herself apart from her parents, or at older ages, developing more independent thinking.  Often this behavior is the outward sign of an...

Raising a Good Listener

How do you teach your child to be a good listener…especially in these times of instant technology & multi-tasking? The key is to carve out time each day for face-to-face interaction with your child. Being a good listener involves: Being calm, which promotes...

Time Out or Time In?

Parents frequently ask me about the effectiveness of using Time Out as a strategy for dealing with their children’s challenging behavior. I believe that it can play a role, but it’s important to look at what you want to achieve. Likely you are hoping to get your child...

Getting Your Child to Talk

For some of us, talking happens easily and for others, talking can be difficult and many of us are somewhere in between.  Have you noticed how hard it can be to get your child to talk about their feelings?  Even the most outgoing youngster can become shy about their...