Time-out is almost universally accepted in our North American culture as a “go to” parenting behavioral technique. However, I often wonder about what message we are sending to our children when we use time-out. What are we teaching them?
Did you hear Washington National’s outfielder, Bryce Harper’s answer last week to a reporter’s question? He was asked whether or not he was going to go out for a beer after the game. Harper is underage and answered the question with great self-possession. He quipped smoothly and efficiently, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Underneath Harper’s cool […]
It can be challenging to support your child sometimes if they are wired to be a little on the anxious or intense side. These periods of overwhelm often strike without warning. Sleepovers, tests, teams, all these can trigger anxiety or upset which can lead to worry, sleep problems, and general stress. As parents, it can […]
This week I am pleased to share a guest blog from my colleague, Edie Schatz who has a private practice in Fairfax, VA where she works with young, school age, and adolescent children, and their families. Edie is passionate about helping parents strengthen their relationships with their children throughout development using play. She is also available to speak to […]