To raise children ready for the challenges of the 21st century, we must let go of what was right for us and trust that what is right for our children is quite different. Our job is to trust, thus encourage, our children’s capabilities, competence, and resiliency so they grow strong and flexible in a world […]
Somewhere in a big room with a long table and a bunch of chairs, some guys decided the way to fix our failing education system in America was to cram all the curriculum down to younger children quicker and sooner.
Are you having trouble getting your kids off the couch? Do you want your children to make better grades in school? Be more physically active? Join a sports team? Or participate in a service project? Motivating a child or teenager isn’t always easy, but if you follow the three steps below you are almost guaranteed to discover a whole new child:
Is your child lying about homework? Maybe her teacher has told you that homework isn’t getting done, but she never seems to have any to do. Maybe she tells you she “did it on the bus” or “got it all done in class.” Why would a child lie about homework and what can you do about it?
Like it or not, we are in the digital age and our children are growing up in a different world than anyone who has come before them. The question is: How do I get educated and set some rules about the digital age in my family? If you haven’t made this part of your value set as a family.... start.
Do you and your spouse have conflicting parenting styles? Is one of you the good cop and the other the bad cop? Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Katie Malinski LCSW share the importance of parents working together.