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.
What do I say to my kids when they seem consumed with worry and despair for their futures and when tragedy cuts down innocent lives? When leaders demonstrate behaviors that I work hard to steer my children away from and demonstrate intolerance where I want to teach them tolerance? And in their day-to-day lives when […]
Do you wish your teenager would open up about who they are dating? Do you find it uncomfortable to talk to your teenager about sex? Parenting Coach Katie Malinksi LCSW shares how parents can have a comfortable, strong relationship with their teenager - and get them to talk about dating and sex.
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 is a fine line between sympathy and empathy but learning the difference can make huge changes in your relationship with your child.
Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.
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.
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?
Parents sometimes think that they can wait for the “Big Talk” about puberty and sex until their children are 12 or older. Experts say that’s not the healthy choice. Children learn the information better, and ultimately make healthier choices when their parents start early talking about these topics
Parents who learn how to “translate” teenage behavior will be able to understand and respond in ways that are more effective and more loving.