8.19.2018

Happy Children Do Chores

Children Can and Should Do Chores
Contributing to the family well-being and the smooth running of the household before homework conveys the value you place on that child's contribution. Unfortunately, getting children to do chores is an incredibly simple two-step process: insist, and persist, until the chore is done.

7.29.2018

Children Left Alone

Parenting in the Age of Fear
It is a beautiful summer afternoon, but there are no children playing on the sidewalks. They are safe at camp, inside their houses, buckled into car seats, plugged into screens, never enjoying the luxury of being unnoticed, of being left alone.

7.13.2018

Why Child-Parent Separation Matters

Child-Parent Separation as Trauma
When separations are beyond a young child’s ability to manage, the capacity to recover is compromised. Time is of the essence. With too much time, “stress” is transformed into “trauma.”

7.08.2018

Hold the Fruit Juice

• Fruit Juice Is Not Healthy
It isn't just soda that's causing obesity in children. Just two boxes of orange juice contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, which is roughly what’s in a can of Coke.

6.26.2018

Smart Phone-Impaired Parenting

Parents' Screen Time is Hurting Children
Child development is relational, a conversational duet between parent and child. Smart phone-impaired parenting interrupts the emotional cueing system, whose hallmark is responsive communication, the basis of most human learning.

6.09.2018

Suicide

Ask About It
"...people have the misconception that asking a person about suicide will increase the risk, but in reality asking does not increase the risk of suicide, but can save a life.”

1.26.2018

Inattentional Blindness through Tech

Head Down Interactions
More and more is we’re not talking to our children––we put them in front of the tech when they’re young and parents are absorbed in their own tech.