Category: Parenting

Disrespectful teen behavior

The first thirty minutes of my family session with 13-year-old Emma was filled with sarcasm, rolling of her eyes, and responding “whatever!” to the concerns expressed by her parents. I’ve learned over many years to become a somewhat patient psychologist, … Continue reading

Teaching kids about pornography

Along with that new smartphone that you gave your young teen should be an explicit discussion about pornography.  If you are unwilling to do the latter, then you shouldn’t do the former. In one study published by Wolak and others … Continue reading

Top five reasons to love the playground

It is EDUCATIONAL.  There are lots of ways to learn everywhere, including the park.  You count –“ 1, 2, 3. “You practice vocabulary – “ready, set, go.” We take walks around and describe the equipment, the trees, the community, and … Continue reading

A little white lie

Of all the traits we want our kids to possess, becoming individuals of integrity is an extremely high priority for most parents. We want to raise children who are honest and authentic.  Children learn those values from us. They pay … Continue reading

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