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.
Sometimes you’re ready for your child to venture forth into kid society but she has trouble making a move. She may be just naturally slow to warm up. There’s nothing wrong with that. But if in addition to being reserved your child is also unsure of herself, then she needs some help to become more confident.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, recently found that verbalizing one’s negative emotions (like fear) helps a person to actually feel less of that emotion. So how can a parent use this information...
If you’ve ever witnessed a birthday boy or girl opening gifts at his or her “kid party,” you’ve noticed that the whole point appears to be to mow through the entire stack as quickly as possible with only small attention to who gave what or to how much anyone spent.....With kids all gifts are created equal.
Does your child fight with playmates? Does your child have trouble sharing? Katie Malinski, LCSW, coaches a family with an 8-year old son on how to overcome trouble with playmates.
Many parents skip their toddler's nap to help them get to bed quicker at night. Sleep Expert Rebecca Michi talks about why skipping naps actually hurts a child's ability to sleep at night.
We call it “sibling rivalry” but mostly this is sibling bickering. Kids engage in sort of a low level of sniping, bothering and sabotage that grates on adult nerves. How can you lower the level of antagonism between your kids and get them to settle their own affairs most of the time?
Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW coaches a mother of a step-child what to do when his biological mother doesn't treat him well.