Does My Child Have Low Self-Esteem?

May 20, 2015 by , Guest Blogger

As a parent, you have probably heard a lot about the importance of children having high self-esteem; and there is no doubt that you want your child to grow up feeling good about himself, no matter what happens in life. A critical part of supporting your child in developing healthy self-esteem is to become an … Read More

Parenting Through Crisis: Mom and Teacher Brings Peace Back to Her Family

May 18, 2015 by , Guest Blogger

  Click Play to Watch The Matisak Family Transformation  My husband was diagnosed with cancer in April 2013. The stress and shock that the word cancer brings to any family who deals with it is immense. We had six hospital stays from March to August that year. Even though my husband and I had incredible … Read More

Janet Lehman and The Birch Family: a Total Transformation

May 18, 2015 by , Expert Blogger

  Click Play to Watch The Birch Family Transformation  Last year I joined the Empowering Parents 1-on-1 Coaching Team. This is the team of professionals who talk to parents one-on-one by phone about how to apply specific parenting tools to their family. One afternoon I received a call from a mother in California about her … Read More

Do Your Kids Vamp? 5 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep Habits

May 18, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

I’m a psychologist married to a psychiatrist. And, yes, I know how many of us it takes to screw in a light bulb! Between us, we treat people aged 2 to 92 and attempt to raise three of our very own offspring. Ask us what we worry the most about with our clients—and offspring—and we’ll … Read More

6 Tips to Simplify Your Morning Routine

May 13, 2015 by , Guest Blogger

Let’s face it: many of us are not morning people. And getting yourself and your family out the door can be a challenge. However, like with so many things, both you and your child can improve your morning routine by adopting a few organizational strategies. Why are mornings so stressful in general? There are many … Read More

How Consistency Gave Me a Proud Parenting Moment

May 11, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

Every year for the last five years, the world falls out from under my family in mid-April—and my middle son always seems to be the one in the middle of it all. We would frequently wonder if it was because April was the month he came to live with us; we may never be certain. … Read More

Dealing with Child Behavior Problems After Divorce

May 6, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

It’s no secret that divorce can be one of the most devastating events in a child’s life, with consequences that can ripple deep into adulthood. In the aftermath of a divorce, the sweet child you know so well can morph into a stranger basically overnight, leaving you clueless about what you can do to help … Read More

Creating a Summer Bucket List

May 4, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

When I was young, roaming about my backyard and neighborhood, summer seemed endless. Ten weeks of friends, fun, beaches and fireflies. As a parent, summer seems to fly by in a blink. One minute, it is Fourth of July fireworks, and the next minute, we are back to school shopping and savoring Labor Day weekend. … Read More