Andrea Ramsay Speers
If you are a social butterfly, but you’ve got a kid who’d rather play alone than attend a party, it can lead a parent to wonder if there’s a problem. The [...]Read more Lonely or a Loner?
I was flipping through the book Breaking the Good Mom Myth — written by my MA colleagueAlyson Schafer — and discovered that she had a list remarkably similar to [...]Read more How To Encourage
With Easter around the corner, many families are planning get-togethers with extended family. And while this may be a pleasurable expectation for some people, it can hold a [...]Read more Holiday Drama
Not everyone shares in the celebration and joy associated with the holidays. Many people feel stressed and unhappy in response to the demands of shopping for gifts, spending [...]Read more Happiness At Home: What To Do About The Holiday Blues
Starting high school is a biggie. Now that I spend a lot of my days working with teens, let me pass on some of the practical tips I’ve come across through my work, that might [...]Read more Surviving High School
Where would we be without our girlfriends? We go through cycles in our lives, and I think are friendships are no exception. When we first have kids, we tend to gravitate [...]Read more In Praise Of Girlfriends
Kids say a lot of stuff over the course of a day. Some of it we listen to, some of it we hear and dismiss, some of it we ignore. But what we listen to and how we respond can [...]Read more Dealing With Strong Emotions