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January 23: Changing the Rules

Last week, I made a presentation to parents at a local school and was asked a question about screen time that brought up a lot of issues...

November 14: Emotional Tug-of-War

Over the past couple of weeks I have talked with several parents about how to respond when a child is really stuck – digging in their...

June 28: Pause and Take a Breath

Today I'm sharing a quick message geared towards the start of summer, then I'll be taking a hiatus from posting until late summer. Over...

June 7: Thinking Ahead to Summer

Over the past week most of the children that I work with have been counting down the days to the last day of school. Many children and...

May 11: Expressing Love Through Writing

Last week I had so many sweet and funny conversations with children about how they were celebrating Mother’s Day. Lots of children were...

April 3: Simply Listening

This week I have been thinking about times when it is helpful for parents to use fewer words. If you have been reading these posts for a...

March 20: Back to School

The beautiful, cold, sunny spring weather is presenting a stark contrast to the incredibly upsetting news of increased xenophobia and...

February 7: Combating Social Atrophy

Last week, the Belmont, MA Youth Commission invited me to present a webinar for middle school and high school students titled Coping with...