Category: Parenting

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

Some kids are just simply lazy

“It’s not your kids’ fault when they do poorly in school,” proclaimed a radio ad focused on the guilt felt by parents when their children bring home a poor report card. The announcer asserted, probably correctly, that no child goes … Continue reading

No place for time out!

It had been a long day; a really long day. We had traveled to Columbus for the weekend. There had been a lot of excitement, a lot of go-go-go without the needed compensatory rest. To top it off, it was … Continue reading

Questions from Parents of Graduating Seniors

Question I am a single mom, and my daughter just graduated with a full scholarship for college. We have a great relationship, but I’ve never been able to talk with her about sex. I worry about her since she will … Continue reading

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