Age: Teens

How to raise good losers

Football star Cam Newton got it all wrong when he declared, “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” as an excuse for his rude behavior after his team’s defeat in the Super Bowl. Teaching our kids … Continue reading

The plight of the invisible sibling

After a rather difficult therapy session, I accompanied the mom and her eight-year-old autistic daughter to the waiting room. I introduced myself to the older sibling, and thanked her for waiting so patiently. When I asked her name, she simply … Continue reading

Supervising your child’s digital world

Should you secretly monitor your child’s text messages, phone calls and social media activities in order to keep them safe? That’s a dilemma confronted by parents as they try to balance safety with honoring their child’s privacy and independence. A … Continue reading

5 things to know if your kid plays football

The risks of playing football, and growing concerns related to long-term consequences of concussions, are all over the news and social media right now. Regardless of how you came to the decision, your child is going to play football. How … Continue reading

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