We all know this feeling very well. There’s something important we have to do. It often literally needs to get done, but we don’t do it. We put it off—and find increasingly creative ways to rationalize avoiding what’s necessary. It happens all the time. Preparing that presentation for work, writing that 12-page term paper for class, […]
There are very few times of year (aside from Election Day) that are as polarizing among American people as the holidays. Some find it to be a magical time full of cheer, togetherness, and gifts galore. Others liken the holidays to a patch of bad, unpaved road—just white knuckling their way through until it passes. […]
Why I Made This Guide If your son or daughter has been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), odds are that you already have experienced some of the parenting challenges that come with it. Even more likely is your growing concern about your child’s ability to handle the necessities of life both now, and more importantly, […]
The best way to motivate yourself to do something you really don’t want to do is to find a worthy reason of doing it in the first place. Too often we set out on a project or personal goal with the best intentions and gusto only to watch our enthusiasm wane causing our endeavors […]
The following is an article I wrote that was published in Inspired Parenting Magazine. It outlines a supportive view of video games that I hope will challenge assumptions and help parents to better understand the ever-growing trend of digital gaming.
The Power of SELF-CARE While it may sound like a no-brainer, we frequently overlook “taking better care of ourselves” as an integral part of our mental health. At any age, nourishing the mind, body, and soul is some of the best medicine out there. Luckily, there is much we can do in our own spare […]
Anxiety is a funny thing. It can be our best friend, or our worst enemy, and originates from the most basic instinct we have: survival. Every organism on this planet tends to naturally prioritize survival above all else in life. And for good reason. Without survival, there is no life. This instinct is innate and […]
If you’re the parent of a teenager and feel that communication has broken down, an important first consideration is why communication has fallen apart. Here are four common, and often over-looked, reasons that teens avoid talking with their parents. 1.) NATURAL DEVELOPMENT Any developmental psychologist will tell you that the hallmark of the adolescent years is […]