Parenting Corner – Making Decisions

January 1, 2022 This month’s school issue brings to mind how overwhelming the selection of a school can feel to parents. But if you are just starting out as a new parent, the first years of life require lots...

Stress Free Parenting During The Holidays

The holiday season can bring some additional stress; more guests and events, more preparation and responsibility, and more time at home for your children. Some reminders about how to minimize conflict and enjoy...

Resolve To Prioritize

Taking stock of what’s really valuable to your family. In exploring some resolutions, I have compiled one list of things to let go of and one about things that deserve more effort. What’s more important tha...

Parenting Slowed Down And Enjoyed

Feeling frazzled? Slow down and reconnect. Demands on parents seem to stretch us in 10 different ways. It’s no wonder that the American Psychological Association reports that 57 percent of Am...
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Parenting With Appropriate Worry

From the day children enter our lives, we begin a lifelong relationship with Worry. What we worry about, and the accuracy of these worries, are the subject of Natalia Pane’s fascinating book, The Worry Clock:  ...
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Paying Attention To Our Kids

Ever notice how as soon as you try to get something done, your child’s behavior seems to fall apart? You’ve probably seen children playing nicely one minute and then you turn your head and the toys are flying. ...
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Making Co Parenting Work

by Sarah Herndon Parenting within a traditional marriage, with two amicable partners, comes with its fair share of anxiety and gray hairs. But for separated or divorced moms and dads who share custody—“co-pa...
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Mindful Parenting

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. The world is and always has been a stressful place for children. Fortunate children are shielded from overwhelming stress. But some parents go to extremes to prevent their children fr...