Yelling Eliminates Listening

I hear parents yelling at their kids everywhere I go. I’ll bet you do too. I also hear children yelling back at their parents. It’s a pretty common problem. I know that parents are embarrassed when they realize that someone has heard their child yelling at them. I...

How Praise Can Hurt Kids

Graduation is the tell-tail sign that announces the next wave will soon be leaving for college! Parents become wistful, hoping and praying that their child’s self-esteem is high enough to weather any of the life storms they’ll have to face without their parents...

What it Means to Be a Good Mother

Summer has an uncanny way of making you face yourself. Whether it’s the heat, the late nights, or because time seems to stretch on and on, summer can be a time of reflection. Maybe you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror barely hugging your child because you’re...