Top 10 Parenting Tips

Top 10 Parenting Tips

Folks often ask us what tips and strategies can you give us to be a better parent. The truth is being a parent is hard – there are no high school, college or graduate school courses devoted to parenting. Many of us grew up in households with physical, mental...
Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School Anxieties & Drama Having lived in Southern California for over 45 years, it’s always startling that school starts at the hottest time of the year. Beaches are full, vacations are fresh on everyone’s mind. It’s a time of, camps, lazy days,...
Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

This article was originally posted on TheBabySpot.ca The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy solider is red with rust, And his musket moulds his hands.   Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the...
Meet the Parents — Helicopters, Submarines, and You

Meet the Parents — Helicopters, Submarines, and You

I was pleased to contribute an article to this month’s issue of The Sober World magazine. See an excerpt below. In the 1969 best-selling book titled “Between Parent and Teenager”, Dr. Hiam Ginott coined the term helicopter parent when he was describing a...
Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Halloween isn’t just about trick or treating and bobbing for apples! On a night of costumed toddlers filling bags of candy, many adults consider alcohol the real “treat” of the night. FindLaw.com reminds us that Halloween may have an ever scarier trick in store for...
Digital Technology: How It Affects The Next Generation

Digital Technology: How It Affects The Next Generation

I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Kids in the House, an educational website aimed at helping parents and caregivers become better at parenting by educating, inspiring and entertaining. This blog takes a broad look at the positives and negatives of...