Category: Parenting

Is perfectionism a problem for your child?

Alissa spends several hours a day trying to flawlessly perform her gymnastics’ routines. To a casual observer, her movements look amazing for a twelve-year old athlete. However, Alissa is critical of most everything she does in the gym, using that … Continue reading

Don’t treat your kids like little adults

I get lots of questions from parents who needlessly worry about their children’s normal behavior. Kids think, feel, and act in ways that are usually perfectly normal due to their age. 1. Kids make mistakes, lots of them. Children do … Continue reading

Can social media hurt college recruitment?

On paper, everything checks out. John Doe is a model student, making the honor roll every semester. He had perfect attendance through high school. He was active in football, basketball, baseball, and track. He lettered in every sport and broke … Continue reading

Is time out bad for your kids?

Time out has recently been described by several experts as a humiliating and “deeply wounding” punishment technique that should never be used in disciplining children. These ridiculous comments are based upon the following. 1. “Time out teaches kids that they … Continue reading

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