Why Not to Stress over Your Child’s Boredom This Summer

It’s easy to find websites devoted to expensive and elaborate ways to keep your children entertained over the summer. I want to encourage you to embrace the boredom because it’s actually good for your kids! A while ago, I blogged about a study that showed how many adults would prefer an electrical shock to being [...]

A Guide for Divorced Dads and Father’s Day

Tips for Divorced Dads and Father's Day Father’s Day celebrates the relationship between dads and their kids, and honors the things that fathers do for their families. While divorce doesn’t change why we celebrate Father’s Day, it may change how you celebrate it. Here are some tips for divorced dads and father's day that can help [...]

Putting Your Kid’s Needs First During a Divorce

Place the Focus on the Kids When It Comes to Children and Divorce When I talk with parents about children and divorce, the first thing they usually want to discuss is how they can protect their children during the process. The most valuable advice I can give is to minimize conflict and to ensure that [...]

2017-06-06T08:11:31+00:00 Divorce, Family, Parenting|0 Comments

When You Catch Your Child Lying

It can be upsetting when you catch your childin a lie, however before you respond, it can be helpful to think through a few things.Here are a few things to consider:Young children: Young children aren’t lying to you to be manipulative because they still blur the distinction between reality and fantasy. The lie can represent [...]

2017-06-04T06:40:37+00:00 Parenting|0 Comments

Talking Openly about Mental Illness

It has been very encouraging to see the recent conversations where celebrities have talked openly about personal struggles and mental illness in hopes of decreasing the stigma. Currently making headlines are Lady Gaga’s open letter about suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder as well as the Princes Harry and William talking about their struggles after losing [...]

2017-05-08T15:30:57+00:00 Mental health|0 Comments

Three Perspectives On Keeping the House, Or Not

Post co-authored by:Rachel Moore, Esq. - Attorney and mediatorAlona Anspach, CFP, CDFA - Financial plannerFor many people their house is both a serious financial asset and an ongoing expense. And since the house is your home, it’s an asset that comes with a lot of emotional attachment. For these reasons, deciding what to do with [...]

5 Tips for Helping Your Self-Conscious Teen

We all know that teens are self-conscious and most of us probably remember what that felt like! Research on brain development validates that adolescence is a unique period when we are wired to feel more self-conscious and be more aware of being evaluated by others. Here are some things to consider if your child is [...]

2017-03-27T17:37:37+00:00 Parenting|0 Comments

5 Tips for Using Your Divorce Coach More Effectively

Divorcing couples are increasingly using financial and mental health support services to navigate what can be a very difficult and draining process. Divorce coaches are mental-health professionals that have received specialized training to help couples manage emotions, strengthen communication, facilitate conflict, and create plans to meet unique family needs. Usually, divorce coaches are part of [...]

2017-06-06T07:56:05+00:00 Divorce, Therapy|0 Comments

Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

Cell phones are becoming increasingly common for kids and teens. One study found 85% of 14-17-year -olds have a cell phone, 69% of 11-14-year-olds and 31% of 8-10-year-olds. Many parents are asking, “How old should my child be before they get a cell phone?” While I understand the desire for a black and white answer, [...]

2017-03-02T00:19:41+00:00 Parenting|0 Comments

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