Andrea Ramsay Speers
I’ve run into a few people in my practice lately who are what author Elaine Aron would describe as highly sensitive. These are people who share a list of common traits [...]Read more Sensitive Kids
We never really know what goes on inside our children’s minds. We may make educated guesses, and then do the best we can with that information. Well, here’s another tool to [...]Read more What Order Are They?
Did you know that eating disorders are starting to be diagnosed in girls as young as 11? Traditionally, they were not thought to be diagnosable until closer to adulthood, but [...]Read more What’s Eating Our Kids?
Bullies have changed quite a bit since our childhood, haven’t they? In my case, the bullies were the ones who were socially inept, overtly aggressive kids. In today’s [...]Read more Sticks and Stones
Here’s the article from my most recent newsletter… Most people say they want to simplify their lives because they feel like they have lost control of their time. [...]Read more Happiness at Home: Simplify Your Life
What do you do if you’re worried about your teen’s weight? Begin by recognizing that however unhappy you are about the weight, your teen is guaranteed to be even [...]Read more Weight Worries
I just got a “chain email” sent to me, and although I usually just delete them (sorry if you’ve ever sent me one, but I just don’t have time to worry [...]Read more Some Valuable Lessons For All Our Kids Suffering From A Sense Of Entitlement
I read an interesting article on boys and video games, discussing how literacy rates are dropping for boys, but some researchers aren’t concerned because they feel video [...]Read more Video Games as the New Books?
As parents we are so often gobsmacked by our teen’s behaviour. We expect toddlers to write on walls and to throw their spaghetti across the kitchen, and we try our [...]Read more Hate The Sin, Not The Sinner
I remember my first date with one of my first teenage boyfriends. I remember where we went, what movie we saw, what he wore. I also remember the names of all three of the [...]Read more First Dates