General Parenting Issues'

The ultimate parental sacrifice

The ultimate parental sacrifice

Most parents dedicate themselves to loving, protecting and guiding their children towards maturity and self-sufficiency. The ultimate parental sacrifice is abdicating these responsibilities by sending their unescorted young children on a long and arduous journey to [...]

Fatherhood is not in the DNA

Fatherhood is not in the DNA

With the blessings of advanced technological methods, many previously unknown social questions are now easily answered through simple medical testing. Paternity validation is one of the formerly illusive pieces of information that impacts many social, psychological, [...]

Does Technology Harm Human Connectedness?

Does Technology Harm Human Connectedness?

Human connection enables our brains to mature, our emotions to evolve and our bodies to develop healthily. Throughout life, our social connection to others nourishes us, validates our worth, intensifies human bonding and secures our physical [...]

Help Your Child Become a Competent Adult

Help Your Child Become a Competent Adult

All parents love their children and intend to help them become competent, successful, self-sufficient and emotionally resilient adults. Not all parents are clear about how to facilitate these transformations. Untested theories have previously posited that children’s [...]

Is Playing Frivolous?

Is Playing Frivolous?

Most parents implore their children to first do their homework and their chores before they are permitted to play. “Work before play” is also a well-heeded self-edict of many adults. Are these premises correct? Could play [...]

What Young Children Can Teach Us

What Young Children Can Teach Us

Parents, grandparents, teachers and most adults are invested in helping children learn, expand their minds and participate in life’s experiences that excite them.  Observing youngsters’ enthusiasm and delight with new discoveries and experience life’s marvels with [...]

Excelling as a Parent

Excelling as a Parent

Excelling in the early years of parenting  Becoming a parent is one of the most enthralling experiences in life. Being a parent evokes extreme emotions such as: excitement and caution, confidence and insecurity, awe and humility, [...]

Role with Aging Parents

Role with Aging Parents

The blessing of today’s increased longevity has produced new challenges for adult children in managing their aging parents’ lives. Many adults are puzzled by their aging parents’ changed behaviors, habits or affect and often feel at [...]