Category: Parenting

Questions from readers: Is bullying that big of a deal?

Question I think this hysteria about bullying has gone too far. Kids need to learn how to take care of themselves without adults always stepping in to protect them. The schools have all these rules and my son got in … Continue reading

Do happy athletes make better athletes?

Meditation and mental conditioning have been transforming the culture of the Seattle Seahawks football team since coach Pete Carroll took over in 2010.  As detailed in the September issue of ESPN The Magazine, Coach Pete Carroll in conjunction with sports … Continue reading

What to do when therapy doesn’t work

Sometimes psychotherapy just doesn’t help, in spite of a cooperative child, supportive family, and a competent professional. This is a very frustrating situation, not only for the family seeking help but also for the therapist.  We’d all like to think … Continue reading

Why volunteering is good for the heart

In a society that tends to focus so much on ‘me’, I struggle at times to teach my children the importance of hard work, being grateful and giving back.  Don’t get me wrong, they are polite, mind their manners (most … Continue reading

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