By Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW.
How often do you worry about your kids’ struggles and give lots of advice about how to handle their problems?
Have you found yourself wishing your child was more independent and capable of solving problems?
Do you know which problems belong to you to solve and which ones belong to your children?
Parents often have strong emotions about problems that belong to their children. Maybe your daughter is being ignored by her former best friend. Maybe your son is having difficulty with his math teacher. Maybe your teen hates doing homework. The fact that these struggles cause you to feel emotions should not be misunderstood as a reason to solve your child’s problems. Continue reading “Raise Your Child to Be a Problem Solver”
By Ashley Maturo.
As you begin to read this post, think about the device you are using.
Are you accessing our website from a computer? A tablet? A smartphone?
It’s no secret that technology has become an important part of society and provides us with many benefits. It has made keeping in contact with others, staying organized and accessing information (such as this blog) faster, easier and more convenient than ever before.
That said, there also may be some downsides to our daily access to technology. One of the most recently observed is Technoference. Continue reading “How is Technoference Affecting Your Relationship with Your Child?”
By Brittnie Stoy.
“I don’t know what to think. The first week he used the potty and now he refuses to use it and wants diapers!”
“She uses the potty at daycare, but at home, she sometimes pees on the floor and then tells me she did. What’s up with that?”
“I don’t even know how to start potty training!”
If you can relate to any of these, you are in the right place. Let’s face it. Potty training is not always an easy task. The reality is that some children have strong, adverse reactions to this transition. Continue reading “Out of Diapers and Onto the Potty”