Hey there, Around here winter has reached that stage I'm calling the Great Softening. Finally, finally, finally, the temperature is getting above freezing every day and the drip of water and shrinking snow promises that spring is slowly creeping in. Once again, spring will win. This, plus good news about COVID numbers, means I'm feeling… Continue reading The Latest: My New Article + Bonus | Can I Help? ❤️| Tidbits
Allowing kids to try to meet (and master) real-life challenges helps them build a healthy, protective sense of self-efficacy. Happy to share my latest for the New York Times. Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health Published online February 11, 2021, and in print on February 14, 2021.
If you haven't heard about Bean Dad, lucky you, I think? (I'll explain. And briefly, I promise.) But, really, it is possible to be kind and to raise capable, independent kids. Here's my latest for Washington Post. How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk Published in Washington Post, January 5, 2021 (Photo… Continue reading How to Raise Capable Kids Without Feeling Like a Jerk
I'm a huge believer in raising kids to be confident and capable, and that means taking every opportunity to share new skills with them. This one's a little one - and maybe an old-fashioned one - but I'm not ready to let it go. Life Skills for Teenagers: How Do I Mail a Letter? Published… Continue reading Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers
Part of growing towards independence is finding your voice - here's how to help kids advocate for themselves. Helping Our Kids Learn to Speak for Themselves Published in Your Teen Magazine
You know those stereotypes about how rotten teens are? Skip them. Here's why: Don't Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017
Are we parents hovering too much at the doctor's office? Research says yes. Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor's Appointment Published in Your Teen Magazine
The sensitive child experiences the world differently. What does that mean for parenting? "Mommy, Will I Be OK?" Published in Brain, Child Magazine on November 19, 2015
'I Love To You Watch You Play'; But Not Every Game Published in The New York Times Motherlode, August 9, 2015
Spoiler alert: Yes, they do. Do Kids Belong At Funerals? Published in the Washington Post, July 1, 2015.