When to Have That Difficult Conversation to ‘Check In’ With Your Teen

How should parents know when to be concerned about their teen’s mental health? Actually, you are the best judge of this, in terms of your child’s behaviors and needs. If you notice a change, gradual or sudden, in your child’s behavior, attitude and demeanor, that’s a sign that you should do a check-in. This is […]

Here’s What Parents Need To Know About Temper Tantrums!

Why do children have temper tantrums? Haven’t we have all walked through a shopping mall and witnessed a todder in the throws of a temper tantrum, screaming and crying, with no awareness of others around or the possibility that he or she is embarrassing that parent? Just wailing. The mother, usually,  in fact, tries to […]

How Are You Your Best Advocate?

One of the most productive and self-affirming skills to master is to know how to advocate for your children, your family and yourself. What does being an advocate mean? Speaking up. Speaking your mind and standing up for your rights, championing the rights of others, defending your ideas and yourself–all unapologetically. Some of us consider […]

Bad Behaviors of Parents: Sad Relief

It’s incredible and certainly I can’t be alone in this. A few days ago, there was a news clip reporting the all out brawl of parents at a baseball game in Colorado. It was a little league game. I am going to say something that I am sure many of us were thinking when we […]