Category - Parenting Skills

8 Tips to Support Your Shy Child

Discipline & Behavior
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Temperaments

As a parent of a very shy child, I’ve worried that my daughter’s introverted personality will affect the way people see her, and might make them less likely to try to befriend her or engage with her. I worry others won’t see how amazing my kid is. It’s been a challenge to figure out how to best support my shy child in a society that celebrates outgoing, extroverted people. I sometimes feel judged as a parent when she refuses to respond to others’ questions or comments, or won’t make eye contact despite teaching her manners. It’s taken a lot of… Continue Reading


Posted by Alyse Clayman on January 2, 2018

6 Tips for a Mindful Grandparenthood

Birth - First Year
Grandparenting
Parenting Skills

As 2017 comes to a close, and I reflect on what I would like parents to think about, I am struck by the amazing cycle of life and family. My mother left this earth at the age of almost 94 only days after we discovered that my younger daughter and her husband were expecting twins. This news was a BIG surprise to us because we have no history of twins in our family, but the first thought that came to my mind as I was staying with my mother in her final days was, “I always knew it would take… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on December 22, 2017

The Essential Rules for Getting Your Child a Phone

Discipline & Behavior
Media Safety
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

With the holidays upon us, many families of older children are faced with the question of allowing them to have a smart phone or not. Middle schoolers argue that “everyone else has one,” while parents grow tired of being their child’s social coordinator. With endless phone upgrades available, many parents have old smartphones at home, which make it easy to introduce children to phones at an earlier age than might have been the case if a parent had to spend $500 to go buy a new one. While handing down your old phone may seem like an obvious answer, we… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on December 15, 2017

Being Grandparents

Birth - First Year
Grandparenting
Parenting Skills

It is so exciting to have a new grandchild, and of course all we want to do is help! We newly minted grandparents have “been there before,” because we raised a wonderful child (the new parent) and we have plenty of wisdom to share. It’s challenging for us new grandparents to watch our children, and now grandchildren, struggle when we’re pretty sure we know the solution. But the new parents need to find their own “parenting voices.” In the early days and weeks of being a grandparent, our job is to be grand (definition of grand: splendid or magnificent) parents… Continue Reading


Posted by Cherie Tannenbaum on December 1, 2017

5 Ways to Avoid Family Pitfalls This Holiday Season and Create the Connection You Want

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips

The holidays are upon us, and for many families that can mean fun, relaxation, time with beloved family and friends, but also stress, anxiety, pressure, disappointment, and irritable and exhausted kids! Holiday time often brings out the best—and the worst—in us parents, as well as in our children and all those around us. This can seem inevitable as we give up normal routines and structure, try to please and accommodate the needs of many people, put expectations on ourselves to create wonderful experiences and special memories, and sometimes travel long distances to be with those we love. It is possible… Continue Reading


Posted by Karen Friedland-Brown on November 20, 2017

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