Category: Parenting

4 tips to manage the pains of parenting

Parenting can be painful. How you navigate the tough times will affect your relationships with your children and spouse, as well as your happiness as a parent. Before having children, most of us had unrealistic expectations about what raising children … Continue reading

A guilt-free mother’s day

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Happy Mother’s Day Dayton Moms! I just LOVE this holiday!  Motherhood is challenging in many ways and for many years (at least that is what my own mother tells me).  You are responsible for a little … Continue reading

Is Cinderella bad for kid’s mental health?

On one level, the recent Disney version of Cinderella is absolutely delightful! This is a sweet movie of young Ella following her mom’s dying advice to “have courage and be kind,” even when confronted with adversity. Ella falls in love … Continue reading

How your child is misdirecting you

Kids and magicians have one thing in common. They are both masters of misdirection, focusing your attention away from what is really happening. A magician uses words or body movements to manipulate your focus away from where the “magic” is … Continue reading

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