Category: Parenting

Should you be a parent? 5 questions to ask first.

About 20 percent of women don’t have children, a rate twice as high as the 1970s according to the Pew Research Center. For some, the decision is due to life circumstances or medical problems. For about 10 percent of women, … Continue reading

Does my kid not have a conscience?

Kids without a conscience are the most distressing children I see in my office. What concerns me about these youngsters is not that they will all end up in jail. In fact, many of them will be successful in a … Continue reading

Why we should let teens date

When I mentioned to a friend that I was writing an article about the decrease in dating among high school students, his response surprised me. “It’s nice to hear some good news for a change. I wouldn’t mind if my … Continue reading

6 Habits to quit to become a better parent

Our lives are more the reflection of routine habits rather than mindful actions.  Here are  six habits to quit doing to become a better parent. 1. Skipping family meals.  You’re busy at work and overwhelmed with numerous other responsibilities. I … Continue reading

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