Preparing for the ‘Back to School’ Routine

Kids happy to be back at school.

It’s Getting Close to That Time Again… It’s closing in on that ‘back to school’ time of year. Yes, it is sad to see August slipping by, and it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the school schedule. It can be a difficult transition for children to get back into that routine, with some kids dreading the end […]

» Read more

Why It’s Important for Our Children to Celebrate The Fourth of July!

Celebrating Independence Day

What Are We Celebrating on “The Fourth”, Also Known as “Independence Day”? The Fourth commemorates the unanimous adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, by the second Continental Congress in 1776. This declaration culminated in our revolutionary war that ended in 1783. It was then that Britain recognized the United States as an independent and sovereign country. 😊 […]

» Read more

Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

Celebrating Dads: A happy dad plays with his laughing daughter on Father's Day

On This Father’s Day, First I Gotta Give a Shout-Out to Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, empathy, and tenderness of a mother. Dads sometimes can demonstrate those traits, but usually not on par with their female counterparts and, one could argue; that’s […]

» Read more

What Is, In Fact, More Important Than Discipline?

Parents build on their healthy relationships with their kids.

The Discipline Conundrum You can check out my eBook that explains why many traditional discipline or behavioral management practices fail. In that respect, it’s vital to fully understand what works, and what can sometimes not work so well. Yes, we all know, as parents, that being able to effectively discipline your child is vital to their well-being. However, surprisingly, there […]

» Read more

Preparing Your Kids (And You) For Summer Fun

Children have fun swimming during Summer break

Just Around the Corner It’s May and summer recess will be here before ya know it, so it’s best to start planning and preparing now. There are lots to think about, and I would hate to have you awaken that fateful day in early June with the incessant “I’m bored”, or loud screaming that typically accompanies siblings being home together […]

» Read more

Dyslexia: Six Points to Make a Difference

Young boy struggles with reading at school

I’ve written extensively about how to effectively treat and manage dyslexia in my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day. For this post, I worked together with Mrs. Cynthia Postell, our wonderful Reading Specialist/Online Tutor at DyslexiaTreaters.com, to develop six important points about this common academic difficulty: 1. Early Diagnosis It’s rare for […]

» Read more

Removing Your Child’s Electronics Without a Wrestling Match

Teen with headphones on ignores her mother

What is the usual scenario? You know the drill, you want to remove electronics as a punishment but, when you make the attempt, an emotional reaction ensues and your child or teen refuses to give-up his phone or video-game controller. If you push the matter, you end-up literally in a wrestling match, which you know is inappropriate and ill-advised, so […]

» Read more

When Your Teen Resists Online Schooling During Covid

Teen on cell phone in bed

The options from our local school districts It seems that most parents are being provided the option of their child returning part-time in-the-classroom or full-time online. However, it seems that most of the elementary schools are more prone to offer full-time in-the-classroom while most high schools are offering part-time in-the-classroom and part-time online. It appears that a difficulty establishing what […]

» Read more
1 2 3 5