Archive for December, 2010

New Family Habits For The New Year

Friday, December 31st, 2010

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. But in a lot of cases, resolutions get broken quickly. Perhaps a better way to frame your good intentions is to call them “new habits

A Healthy Parent Does Better Parenting

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

I really hate being sick, and this is now my third week of it. Some days, I’ve been crabby and impatient with everyone, including myself. But you know what I first thought when I got sick?

Child Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health issue in America today. Many children go through months and even years of undiagnosed

Getting Ready For Christmas Break

Monday, December 20th, 2010

It’s time for Christmas break. Many of you are getting prepared for family celebrations, and maybe even sometravel. Even if you are ready to indulge

Depression At The Holidays

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Blue Christmas depression

It’s the time for decorations, holiday meals, and wrapped presents.  So what’s wrong?  It could be nothing, it could be everything.  Depression is more common than you might think at the holidays.  If you or someone in your family has a history of depression, you might see some of the typical symptoms popping up.

Depression can even affect someone who’s never experienced it before.  Why does this happen and what can you do about it?  Let’s take a look.

Telling Your Family Stories

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Yesterday was my middle daughter’s birthday and I’m reminded of a little ritual we do together. Every time my kids’ birthdays roll around, we start telling stories.

Cyber Bullying – Parents Try To Fight Back

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Bullying has been around as long as people have learned to wield power over each other. It’s not news in the fact that we’re surprised it happens. However, with the information

Trying To Be Fair At Christmas

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Life isn’t fair, and neither is Christmas. Some people get big boxes and others get small ones. As we know, good things can come in small packages. Or three packages, or five, or ten,

How Soon Do You Start Child Discipline?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I meandered through some parenting message boards and found a good question. At what age do you start disciplining your young child? While it may be a simple question

Family Stress At The Holidays – Part Two

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Yesterday I helped you see the bigger picture of families and personalities coming together at the holidays. I don’t want this to come off as assuming that all family gatherings


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