Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens

I have to agree with Dr. Laura Markham – “There is no such thing as a brat, only a child who is hurting.” ‘Out of control’ is an assessment or judgment that *we* are making. The teenager likely would not use that same phrase to describe themselves, their life, or their circumstances. Immediate first aid Read more about Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens[…]

Building Support for Yourself as a Parent

Screw the village You know how it takes a village to raise a child? Screw it. That bar is too high. Instead, decide to cultivate two really close friends. They don’t have to be parents themselves but they do need to be interested in your parenting life and open to hearing about your relationship with Read more about Building Support for Yourself as a Parent[…]

The Time I Got So Angry At a Parenting Book I Decided To Write My Own

A few years ago I was eager to read a critically acclaimed book about parenting that was written by a Canadian woman with tons of professional experience as a family therapist. The tagline made the promise of helping readers create loving closeness with their children – my kind of book! But I hated it. Before Read more about The Time I Got So Angry At a Parenting Book I Decided To Write My Own[…]