Category: Parenting

7 signs of troubled family relationships

There are certain things I hate to hear parents say because they are typically suggestive of significant family dysfunctions. “I’m my child’s best friend.” Parents need to be authority figures and not try to take on the role of peers … Continue reading

Emotional abuse of young athletes

It was painful watching the emotional abuse of young athletes by their parents in the HBO special “State of Play: Trophy Kids.” The program documents the interactions among parents and four young athletes as they compete in golf, basketball, football, … Continue reading

Your hospital caregiver checklist

Recently, my family and I were in the role of hospital caregiver for our mother.  Those of us in my family that work in the “medical world” have now been “on the other side.” We could not read her medical … Continue reading

Will my 7 year old be addicted to drugs?

Question I know that many kids in high school experiment with drugs, which terrifies me given my own problems as a teen. My daughter is only seven-years-old but can I do anything now to help prevent her from getting addicted … Continue reading

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