Category: Parenting

Three steps to psychologically prepare kids for school

Kids need more than a backpack and new clothes to have a good year in school. Here are the three things you can do to psychologically prepare your children to have a successful academic year. Create realistic expectations. Don’t mislead … Continue reading

Moving Tips for Toddlers

We recently moved and it was sure a process – who knew I could collect so much stuff.  Having a toddler doesn’t help – she has tons of clothing and randomly shaped toys. I can’t say the move was stress … Continue reading

Should kids should get an allowance for doing household chores?

Question Do you think that kids should get an allowance for doing household chores? Answer Kids should not be paid for helping out with household chores. A five-year-old can set the table, preteens can learn how to wash clothes, and … Continue reading

When good kids have bad parents

I have a tough time trying to help kids make sense of their parents’ bad behavior. These youngsters typically end up in my office to learn “coping skills.”  They mostly want to understand how someone they love can do bad … Continue reading

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