Three Simple Parenting Approaches

Three Simple Parenting Approaches

Three Simple Parenting Approaches Many parents are presently bombarded with thousands of parenting programs. While there are many successful programs it is often hard for a parent to find a program that fits the needs of their family and one that can be remembered in the moment paren ...

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Step 1: Develop a Relationship with Your Teen

Step 1: Develop a Relationship with Your Teen Is your son or daughter unresponsive to your efforts to connect, discipline, coerce or persuade? Do you find it frustrating when they ignore house rules or direction? You might even have suggested that they go play a sport that they used to love only ...

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The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective

The “Golden Ticket” to Support & Perspective “What am I supposed to do about my son?” “Why is this so hard? “Who can I talk to?” Parent conference weekend just wrapped up at Heritage, which was a marvelous opportunity for parents to rub shoulders with others in their same boat.  Aft ...

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Principle Centered Parenting, Finding Common Ground

Principle Centered Parenting, Finding Common Ground I was recently working with a set of parents who were frustrated with each other because of how the other was parenting. The father was very task oriented and was continually “hounding” (according to mom) their son to clean his room, do his homew ...

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Peers Academy

residential school for autism Building Social Strengths through Awareness, Role-playing and Reinforcement Think back to your teenage years…what pops into your mind? Friends, school, budding romance, hanging out, feeling awkward, dating, erratic emotions, confusion, beginning i ...

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Talking to Your Teens About Sex

Talking to Your Teens About Sex Over the years working with adolescents and their families I have found that many times people find themselves in situations they are not prepared for.  As parents we want to protect and help our children grow up safe and smart. We want them to unde ...

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“And Then Puberty Kicked In”

“And Then Puberty Kicked In” In my career I have always loved working with teenagers, they always keep things exciting.  Teenagers are growing and learning through many developmental experiences.  One of these experiences is puberty.  This was illustrated to me by my own son. ...

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