During a panic attack, it’s incredibly difficult for someone to access logical thinking and calm down. Here's how to stop a panic attack in 5 easy steps.

5 Step Approach on How to Stop a Panic Attack While It’s Happening

How to Stop a Panic AttackPanic attacks are frightening for anyone… The symptoms of a racing heart, feeling out of control, difficulty breathing, and shaking make some people feel...
Marijuana use among teens, which had declined from the late 1990s through the mid-to-late 2000s, is on the rise again. Data show that almost 40% of U.S. high school students have tried marijuana, about 20% are current users and 10% first tried it before age 13. Here's how to talk about marijuana with your teen.

How to Talk About Marijuana with Your Teen

Do’s and Don’ts of Discussing Marijuana With Your TeenMarijuana use among teens, which had declined from the late 1990s through the mid-to-late 2000s, is on the rise again.
We are all set up to feel shame at some point. You know that feeling that who you are isn’t good enough to be accepted. We adults can feel this emotion at any point in time, in any setting: in relationships, at work, in the home. Consider for a moment what it’s like to experience shame while in your adolescent years...

How to Combat Your Daughter’s Shame: Secrets to Help Parents

We Are All Set up to Feel Shame at Some Point... You know, that feeling that who you are isn’t good enough to be accepted (a little Brené Brown plug here). We adults can feel...
It can often be really hard to say “no” to someone in your life, and it can be even more difficult to know when you should or shouldn’t get involved with someone else’s struggle. When it comes to making decisions about whether to get involved or not, it can be important to weigh a couple of key questions.

Good Boundaries: When to Hold Your Tongue or Time

It can often be really hard to say “no” to someone in your life, and it can be even more difficult to know when you should or shouldn’t get involved with someone...
Special interests are not uncommon among Aspies, in fact, about 90% of them have one. Special interests can be used as a social bridge when peers share similar interests. Video gaming, for instance, is a great way for Aspies to interact positively with other “gamers”.

Understanding Special Interests of Children with Aspergers

“YOU DON’T KNOW WHO GENERAL “SHAKES” EVANS IS?!”. That was the surprised reaction of Jake, a child with Aspergers, after hearing that I did not know about his 23rd favorite Civil War leader.Jake is...
When we became parents we decided that we would raise our sons as vegetarians. We want them to understand our rationales.

Why Are My Parents Vegetarian? Things My Three Sons Better Know Before Moving Out

As a father to three sons, I have embarked on a mission to impart in them life lessons of the utmost importance. These are my stories.
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What Makes A Great Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor? Tips From “Cars 3”

What Makes A Great Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor? 7 Tips From "Cars 3" It never ceases to amaze me how little nuggets are found in the most obscure ways. I recently took my 4-year-old son to...
What is the most important thing parents can do? Validate your teen! Validation is essentially letting your teen know that what they think and feel makes sense given their perspective. Validation does not necessarily mean that you agree with what they are saying, but are working to understand them.

The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do…

Validation: The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do "I just don't know how to get her to talk to me." It’s a common statement I hear from parents. Parents desiring that their child talks to...

The Dude’s Summer Travel Guide with Kids

We do a family beach trip every year, and I have noticed that there are a lot of differences in how fathers and mothers do beach travel. One of the conclusions that I have...
Bad habits can run amok with our kids sometimes, leaving us sounding like the bad habit police with a serious whistle-blowing problem. Break your kid's bad habits with these 3 steps: pause, rewind, do-over. Immediately following the bad habit behavior, use these 3 simple words to prompt the corrective behavior.

Break Your Kid’s Bad Habits With These 3 Steps: Pause, Rewind, Do-Over

“Break Your Kid's Bad Habits: Pause, Rewind, Do-Over”How often do you find yourself saying "Please don’t…”. (insert your broken record request here) - “...leave your book bag in the...