December 23, 2019

I usually think of the song from Fiddler on the Roof when I use the word tradition. If you haven't seen the movie, stop what are doing and go watch it. It's moving, funny and possibly overwhelming. Okay, I'm not here for a movie review. I am here to ask you to consider...

November 5, 2019

Many times your teen talks to you in a way that seems like they are trying to manipulate you. I have often actually seen it in action during session and have experienced it in my own life. What I have found is that these attempts to manipulate are something else entire...

November 12, 2018

Destructive communication erodes self-esteem and harms relationships. Such communication patterns may be destructive, but, sadly, plenty of people fall into the trap of indulging in them. If you and your relationship partners follow these rules and steer clear of the t...

May 11, 2018

As I look through parenting posts on social media, I often find a common question raised about chores and money. It usually goes something along the lines of this. "I paid my child to do this chore and then they didn't do it..." or "How much should I pay my kid for _...

July 14, 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, Teen Vogue just published an article about anal sex. This was an article authored in a way to encourage and normalize this practice among teens. Just when I think our society can’t get any worse something like this comes out. If you are readin...

March 20, 2017

     I often talk with couples about what brings them together. One answer that often comes up relates to physical attraction. Some people say that physical attraction is a shallow reason for a couple to like one another. I agree that if that was the only reason a coup...

June 12, 2016

I willbe clear about it from the start. I have two children with Down syndrome. A biological 5 year old and an adopted 4 year old. I've read many articles about special needs..."5 things a mom of aspecialneeds kid wants you to know"...:what it really means when your k...

March 7, 2016

     We as parents want to be the best that we can be when we parent our children. The problem is that we often have a lot of baggage from our past that make parenting difficult and we don’t even know it.

 

     Parenting books are written over and over a...

February 14, 2016

 

    

 

In my professional career I am often asked what to do in certain relationship situations. These questions usually relate to the hows and whys of relationships. The relationship run the gamut. Husband/wife…father/son….mother/daughter.

 

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