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Dallas Family Counselor | To Spank or Not to Spank | 9 Effective Discipline Tips for Parents

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To Spank or Not to Spank? That is the question. "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a saying that has governed the idea of parenting for many years. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that parents should reconsider spanking their children before the age of two. Children [...]

Orlando Family Counselor | 4 Fathering Tips for the School Year | Connecting with your Son |Fox 35 Interview

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Just like every school year, a new set of challenges is presented before him.  With these challenges comes both stress and excitement.  Do you remember your first day of class?  Maybe you were like me and unable to sleep.  The first day is usually fun, with everyone running on adrenaline from seeing good friends after [...]

Lake Mary Florida Child Therapist and Teen Counselor on 5 Back to School Tips for Being Cool | Lyris Steuber, MS, LMFT

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Summer is done and back to school is almost here. For parents it might feel like a sigh of relief and for kids a sigh of resignation. Whether your child is a new or a returning student this year all kids want to be cool. Being cool doesn’t necessarily mean being popular. It’s about being [...]

Dallas College Counselor | When should you cut off your children? | New Study: College Grads On Their Own

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When should you cut off your children? With high cost of living and unemployment rates, many parents are making the decision to financially "cut off" their children. A study by MetLife surveyed three generations to determine the appropriate time to allow adult children to fly on their own. The new study identifies the following generations [...]

Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies | 7 Tips for Parents | Dallas Counselor

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Is Your Toddler a Bully? | Preschool Bullies Channel 13 | 7 Tips for Parents Could your toddler be a bully-in-training? Television shows like Toddlers & Tiaras show preschool aged girls hitting and bullying each other and their parents. Behavior that typically may be identified as bullying for older children may be excused as appropriate [...]

Boundaries in Parenting | The Importance of “No” | Fox 35 Jada Jackson Orlando Family Counselor

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"No" is Not Always a Bad Thing Children grow up needing love and understanding as well as rules and boundaries. Being told ‘no’ at the right moments can be just as important to a child as being told “I love you” every day. Kids need to feel safe and secure in their environments which only [...]