So Sad to Say Goodbye

The transition from home to college or another learning experience is a very big change.  It is quite likely the biggest change your teen has ever faced in his or […]

Dealing With Difficult People

Many people know someone who is difficult to deal with—it may be a difficult neighbor, a difficult co-worker, or even one of your own difficult family members.  Perhaps this is […]

Easy Fun for Families

I’ve been thinking lately about the importance of fun in family life, and wondering why it seems in such short supply.  Sometimes I guess it is because parents are doing […]

Winning Agreement With Limits

Setting and upholding limits may be the toughest job of being a parent.  It wasn’t my favorite part of being a Mom, and I can understand if you don’t like […]

Creating Cooperation

How do you talk to your child when you want her to get ready, get started, and get going?  Perhaps you are in the habit of mostly talking to your […]

One-on-One Time

I have a confession to make…I’ve always loved my children, but I did not begin as a mom who really liked to spend one-on-one time just being with my children, without […]

Who’s In Charge Here?

When you think about your family and the concept of “power,” what comes to mind?  Is it trying to make your children do something?  Are you using yelling, pleas, bribes […]

Closer Through Communication

Katie, 10, storms in the front door, slams her backpack down, and screams with frustration that she hates her teacher.  Her father snaps back at her to calm down and […]