The First Way to Make the Friendship Habit Stick

Psychologists tell us that introverts feel drained by being with others while extroverts are energized by them. It would seem reasonable to conclude from this that some of us need many friends and others just a few. In my experience, this is not true.

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!

Every woman needs a tribe.

Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?

Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring different perspectives to the relationship.

Mother, Simplify Your Life

Lisa came into my office a few days ago in tears. "Life's just out of control, that's all" she said. Three days earlier she had experienced a melt down. After working at a local food pantry, she took one child to gymnastics. 

All the Single Mothers, All the Single Mothers

My book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters generated a mass of mail from single mothers demanding answers about some very important issues.

2nd Secret to Raising Healthy Sons..Boys Should be Boys!

Boys need strong relationships with their parents!

Staying Sane with Strong-Willed Kids

They cry more. They sleep less. Their first, second and third workds are no, no and no again. Yup! The are the sub group of little people known as "strong -willed kids."

The emotional upside of economic downturn: A Lesson from a 12-year old.

Fifty thousand dollars. That's how much I lost in the past three weeks. Three years' savings- gone virtually overnight. That number flashed neon in the front of my brain as I drove to work feeling really quite sorry for myself.