Parenting Tips for Your Gifted Child

Parenting Tips for Your Gifted Child

Being the parent of a gifted child may seem like every parent’s dream. However, after experiencing the emotional meltdowns one might disagree. There is a certain amount of patience and empathy that parents need to be aware of when parenting these unique children. Dr....
New Year’s Parenting Resolution

New Year’s Parenting Resolution

Often times as parents, we get so wrapped up in the business of life that we forget the purpose of it all. The Monday through Friday routines are filled with work and school followed by a ton of extracurricular activities. Between soccer practice, band, school plays,...
The Importance of Family Meetings

The Importance of Family Meetings

Kids need to feel heard, but sometimes as parents we are unsure when we need to set limits on the listening. When does listening become manipulation? Sometimes our children can be so convincing that they are “right” about why it’s okay that they are allowed to play...
Make Your Kids Pay for Arguing

Make Your Kids Pay for Arguing

Tired of the kids constantly talking back? Feel like it’s a losing battle? Children will often try to push their limits by refusing to do chores, homework, and anything they just don’t feel like doing. As parents it’s our job to help them learn that responsibilities...
College Kid Prep Course of Parents

College Kid Prep Course of Parents

So the little bundle of joy is finally getting ready to leave the nest. As a parent it is hard to imagine how fast the time flew by. All of your parenting hard work is now being put to the test. Will they make it? Are they making the right choice? Where do they want...
How to Survive Back to School

How to Survive Back to School

An Office Supply Store created a commercial that sums up the feeling parents and kids have about Back to School. It starts out with the Christmas tune “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” There is a father riding around gliding like an ice skater on a grocery...
The Pressure to Parent Perfectly

The Pressure to Parent Perfectly

We live in a competitive world. We are taught that people need to “fit in” and be successful. As parents we often try to protect our children from the hurts of the world. Sometimes we do this by pushing our kids to be something they are not, instead of nurturing their...
Exercise and Anxiety

Exercise and Anxiety

Exercise is not just about weight management and cholesterol. Exercise actually reduces anxiety. When you feel anxious, your brain produces chemicals in response to that “threat” and you go into “fight or flight” mode. Ever wonder when the perceived “threat” leaves...