I've been thinking so much about my children growing up recently. I guess it's because it's summer and time to take stock. As cliche as it sounds, I can't believe that next year my "babies" will be in 6th and 8th grade. Do you know what they hate hearing more than anything? When grown-ups tell... Read more »
I should be thankful that E’s hearing is so good that he is able to pick up our grown-up conversations. However, we’ve reached a point where we have to almost whisper in each other’s ear or come up with code words. This is because E has become really nosy all of a sudden.
I’m not even... Read more »
Editor's Note: This post was written by Eric Colby, who works here at Empowering Parents in sales. Eric is also the father of two kids, ages 12 and 9, both of whom he has coached in recreational sports for many years. Eric has had a varied career, covering the boating industry as a award-winning journalist for 27 years. A... Read more »
The mom on the other end of the line sounded exhausted: “It feels like we keep having the same arguments over and over. I really need this to stop! How can I turn this around so we can move forward instead of spinning our wheels and digging ourselves deeper?”
It is so maddening to feel like you... Read more »
I had an aunt who would always call after Christmas and ask if I’d gotten her gift. This was something I expected and dreaded every Christmas and birthday. I have to admit, it might have been February before I finished the last thank you note, but I did get them all done, every year, every... Read more »
The shock of this latest school shooting is roaring through the media; we wanted to offer some ways to help your family cope with it in the coming days.
1. Get information, but limit exposure to extended news coverage or images of the events. We would recommend limiting media exposure over the weekend. It is important... Read more »
Six weeks ago, New Jersey and New York were hit HARD by Hurricane Sandy — and many families are still struggling to pick up the pieces and put their lives back together. People lost their homes to floods, houses were washed away into the ocean, thrown off their foundations and destroyed, some houses even caught... Read more »
This week, the photo of NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo giving a man a pair of new winter boots inspired so many comments, likes, tweets and shares on Facebook and Twitter that he ended up on The Today Show this morning. If you haven't heard the story already, this young police officer noticed a man on the sidewalk... Read more »
It is after school, and my 13-year-old daughter and her friends are talking about what happened in school that day, and I am listening.
At first I pretend I don't hear much as I dole out snacks and waters, but then I chime in with a question about a kid they said was suspended from school... Read more »
While grocery shopping in New Hampshire one day, my daughter started to throw a typical three-year-old tantrum. This was not something she did often. I gave her a few minutes to calm down and because she couldn’t, her dad took her to the car screaming while I finished shopping with her brother. I was very... Read more »