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.
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.
Is it possible to spend too much time with your kids? I say “yes”. And it’s not good for either of you. Really.
There is a fine line between sympathy and empathy but learning the difference can make huge changes in your relationship with your child.
Parenting is the hardest job in the world, and if you are doing it solo—that is, if you are a single mom (or single dad,) then you are really working hard. Here are a few tips for keeping your sanity, and in the process role modeling healthy behaviors for your children.
I regularly advise parents to have “Heads’ Up” conversations with kids, about matters large and small. It’s an effective and loving way for parents to help kids stay in their highest selves, their most peaceful and cooperative and problem-solving selves.