Taking on Anxiety: Nurturing Resilience in Children

I was honored to be invited to speak at Immaculate Conception School on October 3, 2019.  I will be talking to parents about tackling anxiety rather than inadvertently strengthening it! I will also be talking to parents at St. Paul’s School on November 7, 2019. Here are the Hand-Outs from my talk. Copy and paste … Read more

Letter to a 13-year old

I was recently asked to write a letter to a friend’s daughter who was turning 13. The letter I composed captures much of what I tell teens I’m working with (and what I want to remember to tell my daughter). Dear Maya– Here are a few of the things I wish I had known when … Read more

Baltimore’s Child

Baltimore’s Child. Oh, to Be Young and In Love—and the Parent of that Tween By Joyce Heid My son had his first girlfriend in kindergarten. They remained an item until third grade, when she told him she just wanted to be friends. “I’m going to meet a lot of hot guys in college, and I … Read more

Recommended Reading on Parenting

Discipline and Behavior Management 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Thomas Phelan   Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka  It’s Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer’s Parents Let Him Stay Up All Night!, by Anthony E. Wolf Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship, by Russell Barkley What … Read more