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Podcast: Parenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops

Listen Here:  Our guest today is Jacqueline Pirtle, a bestselling author and speaker. Jacqueline is a Healing Arts Consultant, Holistic Practitioner and owner of Freaky Healer. Today we’re talking about her book, Parenting Through [...]
Closer to Paradise

Podcast: Closer to Paradise

Listen Here: Amy White is a best-selling author, Caregiver Champion and Intuitive Life Coach who left her career to pursue her passion championing Caregivers after her personal experience supporting her teenage son through a terrifying mental [...]
Podcast: Oh Grow Up: Toddlers To Preteens Decoded

Podcast: Oh Grow Up: Toddlers To Preteens Decoded

Listen Here: Kathy Fray is a best-selling author from New Zealand. As a respected midwife her book OH BABY … Birth, Babies & Motherhood Uncensored is her country’s No.1 selling guide to childbirth and infants. Kathy discusses parenting [...]
Piranha Yama & The Art of Non-biting

Podcast: Piranha Yama & The Art of Non-biting

Listen Here: Dr. Bill Kalatsky is a New York City based Chiropractor, Energy Worker, Educator and author who focuses on freeing up energy and patterns in the mind, body and spirit. His first children’s adventure book titled, “Piranha [...]

Releasing A Child Into The World

One of the hardest parts about being a parent is letting go. We don’t pay too much attention when our children are babies that one day we will have to release them into the world to start their lives on their own. The only thing we really [...]

Podcast: International Child-Centered Divorce Month

Listen Here: Rosalind Sedacca, is a CCT a Divorce & Parenting Coach and founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network which provides valuable resources for parents. She is author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?  Rosalind initiated [...]

Podcast: Single Moms Rock! How To Survive And Thrive As A Single Mom

Listen Here: Kei Renae MBA, is the founder of an organization called “Single Moms Rock” which is dedicated to the empowerment of single mothers. Kei is also author of Single Moms Rock! How to Survive and Thrive As a Single Mom. Single [...]

Navigating The Awkward Side of Parenting

It’s time for the talk. Julia Sweeney’s excellent TED conversation “It’s Time For The Talk” is a very humorous account of a situation that practically all parents find themselves in at one time or another. And I’ve got to say [...]

4 ‘Dangerous’ Yet Crucial Things Every Parent Should Encourage

I am a psychologist who works with adults, who are often very high achievers. So when I am asked if I see children in my practice, my routine tongue-in-cheek quip is, “only those in adult bodies.” More seriously, I’ve seen [...]

Podcast: From Pain To Parenthood

Listen Here: Deanna Kahler is the author of “From Pain to Parenthood,” in which she shares her heartfelt journey to motherhood, through miscarriages and a long adoption process. Now she is reaching out to others by telling her [...]

Resolving The Question Of Whether Or Not To Have Children

For some couples, the decision to have children is something that is discussed long before marriage. In some cases, I am told, on the first or second date!  But for many couples, deciding whether or not to have children can be one of their [...]

Three Mistakes “Helicopter Parents” Make That Prevent Their Children From Growing Up

The term “helicopter parent” is a relatively new one in our culture, but the practice is quite prevalent. When a child leaves home (for college, for instance, or even overnight camp) the helicopter parent does exactly what the term implies [...]

“4S Way To Dress” This Summer

How to Keep Your Child Safe in the Summer Sun It is great to get your child outside and active during the summer months. However, is your kid spending all day basking in the sun without the proper sun protection? Did you know that just one blistering [...]

After The Kids Leave, What Next?

Remember your senior year of high school and the prospect of going off to college in the fall? Remember how exciting and special it felt to be leaving home and embarking on a new and amazing adventure? You’re at that stage of your life [...]

Homework Shenanigans: Turning Down The Heat

It would be interesting if we could take a psychological temperature reading across the country while homework is being conducted. Typically from four in the afternoon to about 9 o’clock at night. My sense is that, in many households, the [...]

NJ Bill S2828 Right Arrow, Wrong Target

Very recently New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, approved a Bill (S2828) allotting some 2 million dollars to allow several counties to enforce mental health treatment via the court system. In other words, individuals suffering with psychosis [...]

The Parental Balancing Act

I recently read an editorial in Philadelphia Magazine about parents demanding too little from their children.* The author opined “we have caved in to the foolish idea that being a good parent means being nice to our children, and making their [...]

Paris Jackson Or Jane Doe: Teenage Suicide A World Health Problem To Be Taken Seriously!

There is certainly something very wrong when a teenager attempts to or commits suicide! So young, so much life ahead, so much to look forward to. Why then is teenage suicide among one of the world’s leading health problems? What is going [...]

Lost Opportunities In Every Day Interactions

Marnie, a five year-old came to my office accompanying her mother who wanted to talk to me about her older sister, Jocelyn. When I went out to greet the mom, Marnie was on some type of head set connected to a small screen device.  Marnie [...]

Podcast: The Self-Aware Parent

Listen Here: Dr. Fran Walfish spent 15 years on clinical staff in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is now the top leading child and family psychotherapist in Beverly Hills. She is a regular expert contributor [...]

Hedonistic Pirates: Modern Indulgences

One day I was working in one of my favorite local café’s to focus down and get work done. Sitting close by was the unwitting subject of this discussion. The café is a public place. There were lots of people sitting around doing what they [...]

Podcast: Children & Divorce: A New Approach That’s Sensitive and Sane!

Rosalind Sedacca, a Divorce & Parenting Coach, founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network and author of the internationally acclaimed ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids About the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children [...]

Parenting In A Pill

As a Licensed Therapist, this news makes my blood boil! As an author, this news reaffirms what I have been saying for years.  One “Diagnosis De Jour” is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or better known as ADHD by too [...]

Mommies: It’s Not What You Say…

I don’t mean to put extra pressure on all you mommies out there. But it is a fact that you are the number one person that your kids look up to and pay attention to most when they’re in their formative years. Your actions and your words as [...]

Is Your Teen At-Risk for Suicide?

Are we paying enough attention to our children? It’s been said that “The best thing you can spend on your children is time,” and according to a recent study by Janice Wood (2012) in How to Recognize Teens at Risk for Self-Harm, this appears [...]

Puddle Parenting

Yesterday afternoon, I pulled up to the dry cleaners to drop off a few items. It was a damp day, the rain had stopped but the aftermath of the storm had left the parking lot full of puddles. As I was gathering my clothing together I noticed [...]

Why Run Away To Join The Circus When It’s At Home?

Remember that crazed clown at the circus? He was the one spinning a dozen flaming torches while peddling a unicycle on a high wire as the out-of-tune calliope wheezed out a medley of manic music. Now as a young woman you’re probably not impressed [...]