A Tribute to Empowering Parents’ Elisabeth Wilkins

August 10, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

EP’s Elisabeth Wilkins lost her brave, optimistic battle with cancer last week. She loved supporting people on their parenting journey and we will continue to do so for you, for ourselves and for Beth. “There’s nothing more important in this life than love.” These were the words Empowering Parents Editor Elisabeth Wilkins left with us … Read More

5 Tips for Safe Sleepovers

June 29, 2015 by , Expert Blogger

Your child is asking whether she can sleep over at her friend’s house, but you’re not sure. Is she ready? Is her friend ready? And most importantly, is it safe? Sleepovers can be a wonderful way for children to experience different family situations and how they interact. Often, when staying at a friend’s house, your … Read More

3 Ways to Protect Your Children’s Photos Online

June 22, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

As parents, we worry about the safety of our kids. These days, modern technology and social media platforms make it even harder to protect their identities. Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and other social media websites make it easy for people around the globe to share memories. Sadly, they also make it convenient for identity thieves and … Read More

Sibling Aggression: When Your Kids Don’t Get Along

June 15, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

A bloodcurdling, gut-wrenching scream interrupted the serenity of the afternoon. Moments later I saw my 11-year-old son, Ben, sprinting toward me with a look of terror on his face. An assailant was at his heels, visibly filled with rage. Despite the chaos, I stood unwavering, prepared for a confrontation. I knew the culprit well; this … Read More

These Parents Kept Trying Until They Found the Parenting Tools That Worked for Them

June 8, 2015 by , Empowering Parents Coach

  Click Play to Watch The Cleaver Family Transformation  “My daughter is my world,” says Kevin Cleaver about his 6-year-old daughter Jessie. “She deserves the best.” But Kevin and his wife Jenny were struggling with how to be effective parents and give Jessie the best they could give. When they set limits with Jessie, she … Read More

Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood: Managing Your Anxiety

June 3, 2015 by , Empowering Parents Coach

With graduation season in full swing, and all the parties and open houses that go along with this time of year, a frequently heard question posed to graduates and their parents is, “So, what are you going to do next?” While many graduates have an answer memorized detailing further education, a job opportunity, an internship … Read More

Parenting a Kid with ADHD: Medication or Parent Support Group?

June 1, 2015 by , Parent Blogger

Yesterday, I decided that I am going to start my own support group for parents who think they are not doing a good job. I used to think that being in a successful adult relationship was the hardest thing in the world, but I have changed my mind. Being a good parent to a challenging … Read More

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