• New Study Suggests Divorce Could Be Harder on Boys Than Girls
    It's hard to understand why boys react in a more negative manner to disadvantage. There are, of course, multiple variables that could account for this. This study is consistent with... Read more »
  • How Childhood Stress Affects Future Health
    This study is another reminder of how important it is to take our children's emotions seriously. When you know that something disturbing has happened to your child, make sure to... Read more »
  • Why Kids Will Identify With Pixar's Inside Out
    Inside Out is a great movie for kids and families to see together. It's especially apt for kids whose parents have gone through a divorce. Much like Riley's struggle to... Read more »
  • Help Kids Express the Sadness That Comes With Divorce
    When divorce happens, much changes. For kids, it often means a disruption in their routines and changes that are unwelcome. Some things won't feel right for them; their discomfort might... Read more »
  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Cool When Your Kids Lose Theirs
    Children demand a lot of attention which often requires an inordinate amount of patience. So be generous with yourself and accept your human imperfection. Your commitment to work... Read more »
  • Staying Calm When Kids Lose It During Divorce
    What emotions are you feeling? Are you angry? Is your authority being challenged? Are you about to engage in a power struggle? Are you sad and feeling defeated? Are you... Read more »
  • When Co-Parenting Is Difficult
    When you have an ex who is not equally committed to doing what's best for your children, don't expect yourself to make up for that. It's simply a loss... Read more »
  • 6 Steps To Co-Parenting Success
    Helping kids stay loyal to both parents might be the single most important thing divorcing parents can do.... Read more »
  • 5 Ways To Help Your Kids Cope With Divorce
    Divorce creates challenges for everyone in the family. It involves loss and significant change. It can create uncertainty and stress. At times like this, there is often less emotional flexibility... Read more »
  • Why It's Important For Men To Show Emotions
    “Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can... Read more »
  • Taking the Sting Out of Criticism
    Image Credit: Live Science Being criticized is hard. It’s hard for everyone. We’ve all experienced those so-called “helpful reminders” and types of harsh criticism that withers our soul-- all implying we’re... Read more »
  • The Magic of EMDR: How Sarah Gained a Newfound Understanding
    I’ve been using EMDR for many years now.  An initial skeptic, I’m now a firm believer of its capabilities.  I’ve been impressed by this treatment's effectiveness in uncovering deep wounds... Read more »
  • How Do We Maintain Happiness?
    Image Credit: Huffington Post Just recently, I finished The Book of Joy by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. These two men provide such wonderful wisdom, sharing the... Read more »
  • Friend ALL Your Feelings
    I recently wrote an article for the November/December issue of New Moon Girls Magazine - a great resource for young girls and their parents. This particular issue is called "The All... Read more »
  • 9 Ways To Have a Healthy, Loving Marriage
    Image Credit: Business Insider Recently my son got married. In preparation for the ceremony, he asked if any family members wanted to say something. My answer was yes, but I wasn’t sure what... Read more »
  • Facing Your Feelings: How To Overcome The Painful Ones
    Image Credit: I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and writing about emotions, and speaking to clients about them. I like to explain that understanding emotions and facing your feelings... Read more »
  • New Study Reveals Children's Spiral Towards Delinquency Can Be Prevented
    Another exciting new study showed that teaching "soft" skills to aggressive young children can reduce their chances of becoming involved in criminal trouble in the future. This sounds amazing. It is yet... Read more »
  • New Study Reveals Life's Disruptions Rattle Boys More Than Girls
    Photo Credit: CBS News A new Northwestern research study found that boys are are more sensitive than girls to disadvantage. It seems that disruptions in their lives have a far greater impact,... Read more »
  • How Childhood Stress Affects Future Health
    NPR just reported a new study that points to the importance of helping children name and manage their emotions. The study reported in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found... Read more »