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.
You have probably heard the term “cutting” and likely have some misperceptions about it. Most of us cannot fathom that someone would willingly cause pain and harm to their own body. What is cutting and why do teens do it? The type of cutting we are talking about here is when someone, usually a teen, […]
Kids who “turn to drugs,” as the phrase goes, don’t do it to be delinquent or even to experience the high or buzz. The first time is more social or experimental. And once kids are past the first time, the second time is easy. That’s why using is such a risky business.
In America’s big cities, the high school dropout rate is as high as 50% and it’s not much better in rural areas either. Even though education is important as the first step towards getting a job that pays a decent wage, half of the kids who start high school as ninth graders don’t finish all […]
Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW coaches a mother of a step-child what to do when his biological mother doesn't treat him well.
There are many things they need to know how to do and how to handle by the time they leave home. If you don’t teach them, they will not know.
In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.
Our education system focuses on academics: math, science, English and history. This is great for the 15% of kids who are academically gifted. But what about the other 85% of kids whose strengths are not academics – but athletics, art, music, choir, creative writing, social skills or foreign language?