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Parents Solutions for Oppositional Defiant Students

“If you say that one more time I am going to slap you” and as this mother was telling me the story, I immediately knew the outcome as she recalls the story over the weekend in a restaurant. Whenever a threat is made between a parent and Oppositional student it’s like issuing a challenge […]

5 Tips For Extended Family Holiday Scheduling

Are you dreading the holidays?  Do you have to split holidays with more than two groups of relatives?  Do you feel you are traveling all over the place and resent holidays?  Are you a people pleaser and trying to make everyone family member happy?

The movie “Four Christmases” is not just a funny movie, it’s […]

4 Reasons Babies Bully & What to Do?

“You’re stupid!” as a young child in day care cowers in the corner. “Nobody likes you!” followed by kicking and hitting by an older child trying to show he is tough and in control!  Sound strange or unreal for kids ages 3-5 years old?  Well it’s happening more over the past two years with […]

18 Signs of Teen Addictions – Lindsay Lohan: Party Girl, Addict, or Criminal?

18 Signs of Teen addiction

Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as a teen or young adult does not have to include alcohol, ecstasy, marijuana, or reckless […]

6 Warning Signs of BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?

The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful.
—PLATO
There were close to 10 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with  beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why […]

Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips

Going from “Idol to Idiot” in the eyes of their Middle Schooler!

It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too often it is with our regret that we have not prepared them for this […]