Moms of Girls: a Good Self Image Starts with You

We actually have to make an effort to appreciate ourselves and verbalize that appreciation to our daughters.

Giving Girls the Attention They Deserve

"Differences in the extra attention given to boys are due in part to the fact that boys simply tend to demand more attention, while girls tend to be quieter and more reticent."

Adult Children: Taking a Step Back Can Be Healthy

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Brainy and Bored: Why Whiz Kids Require Special Attention

Gifted kids need just as much guidance as everyone else.

6 Relationship Tips You Can Offer Your Grown Daughter

We can’t control, nor should we want to control our grown daughters' lives by injecting ourselves into them.

Do We Ever Really Change in Our Adult Children's Eyes?

Do our grown children ever stop to notice growth in their own parents? Or do their minds settle on an image of us that never truly changes?

Stop the Hovering

As your perception of your grown children has changed, their perception of you should change as well.

My Days as a Crappy TV Mom

Ever wonder how "Hollywood" moms deal with their fictional versions of themselves and their children? Here is a peek...

Sins of the Mothers: Perpetuating Older Feminine Stereotypes

Sometimes it's the little things that count when trying to change things up for future generations of girls.

That Crucial "Talk" with Daughters about Relationships

Ideal maternal conversations include an unequivocal plea to never let anyone else define you, limit you, or make you feel small.

Do Your Children Yank Your Chain?

Just because you've permitted your child to manipulate you in the past doesn't mean you can't start taking charge now. In the long run, you'll be doing him or her a favor.

Giftedness: A Curse or a Blessing?

Children who show early signs of intellectual giftedness can face life challenges that are often overlooked, misunderstood or dismissed.

Hyperactive Kids and Playtime - What's the Connection?

Kids with more free play time behave better, are physically healthier and exhibit stronger social and emotional development.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Coping with Parental Guilt

What can we do to assuage the guilt we feel over not being the best parents we could have been?

Failure to Launch: Whose Problem is it Anyway?

Do you have a hanger-on adult child? Do you still cover car insurance or cell phone bills for your 25 year old? It's time to realize this is YOUR problem, and not theirs.

Celebrating Your Child's ADHD Gifts

Distractibility, disorganization, impulsivity. These are things the ADHD child learns to navigate, making them uniquely positioned to succeed as adults in many instances....

To Be or Not to Be: School of Hard Knocks or the Quad?

You dream all your life of having a child who values what college has to offer, and then you find out otherwise. Have you failed at parenting? We don't think so...

Did Boomers Doom Their Adult Kids to Years of Therapy?

Can today's parents learn by Boomers' mistakes? How you prepare your child for adulthood is key.

What Do You Do When Your Kid Hates High School?

Does your high schooler dread going to school every day? There is an alternative, but it's a gut-wrenching decision...

Kid Hustle: Encouraging Your Child’s Entrepreneurial Nature

Recognizing and encouraging their child's business hustle is something many parents don't take seriously. It's time they did.

Laying Down the Rules

How consistent is your parenting? Do you threaten your child with consequences and then cave instead of following through?

The Bored Room

Is your child bored stiff in school and acting out? Don't let your kid get cubby-holed...

Going Off Road: The Parent-Teacher Conference

Do you have to psych yourself up for a parent-teacher conference? Take heart. You're not alone. And here are some ways to prepare.

Children Will Listen

What will your children remember about you that will guide them as adults?

They've Been Robbed

Self esteem is not a product of being handed something ...

The Awkward Years

Posturing, apathy, newly-found ways to express their angst; why does it have to be so difficult to get through our kids' teenage years?

Boredom and Its Perks

You may never know how creative your kid is until she's bored stiff.

The Stubborn Ones

Do you have a child whose first response is to push the outside of any envelope designed to contain her? Take heart. You just might have gotten lucky.