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How to Support Your Child’s Routines During the Holidays

While the holidays are a wonderful time to visit family, celebrate, and enjoy time together, they can also present a challenge when you have a child who is dependent on routine and predictability. Do you have a child who relies on routines and completely loses it when...

What is Attachment?

“Attachment” has become somewhat of a buzzword that is often misunderstood and misused in the parenting world. I work with parents and young children in therapy around issues with attachment, and I find that most people want some clarification on what attachment is...

Parenting with Anxiety

I often write about helping kids cope with anxiety or recognizing anxiety in children, but what about when parents are dealing with anxiety themselves? Anxiety can be sneaky. It’s often not immediately recognized as anxiety and it can sometimes feel like it comes out...

Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons parents bring their children to see a therapist. Parents often wonder what they can do to help their child and feel at a loss as to how to address the anxiety. Here are a few tips for helping anxious kids cope: Listen and...

Separation Anxiety in Children: What is Normal?

One of the common questions I get about young children is how much separation anxiety is normal? Many children go through periods of separation anxiety. It’s a typical part of development. As babies, this often happens around 8-9 months or so. Babies are learning...

Why Do I Yell at My Kid?

Most parents don’t want to yell at their children. And yet, ALL parents find themselves yelling at some point. I experience shame around yelling at my son because I TEACH positive discipline classes! Who am I to tell people to calmly set limits with their children...

Raising Feminist Boys in a Rape Culture

“Me Too” has been popping up on my news feed all day for the last couple days. I shared my own “Me Too” post, and I believe every woman I know has one, whether they chose to post publicly or not. One of the wonderful things about parenting is our ability to shape the...

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