Family Flow

What is it… why you want it… and how to get it!  “I had no idea it was so late!” my ten-year-old exclaimed lifting his head up after a few hours of finely-crafting origami Star Wars figures with his cousin, Grandma and… Read More

Promoting Sibling Kindness For All Ages

…And Teaching Turn-Taking to Young Children “My child gets a new toy, shows it off and then rips it away telling her sibling, ‘No! You can’t play with it!’” “I want my children to feel grateful for her brothers and for their… Read More

Stop, Think, Go! Problem-Solving Practice for Your Family

If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and… Read More

Spring Road Trip Cooperative Games

We’re going on a road trip, a road trip, a road trip. We’re going on a road trip to see what we can see! We typically venture out on a small road trip during spring break taking advantage of the freedom and… Read More

Household Responsibilities – A Defensive Conversation and a Productive Conversation…

And Tools and Tips! It’s a Sunday afternoon. Mom and Dad have decided that at ten years of age their daughter, Molly, could be taking more responsibility for her contributions to the household. They attempt to set the stage. Mom puts out… Read More

Live Today – Common Sense Parenting Talk Radio Show

Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids joins Dr. James Casale on the radio talk show, “Common Sense Parenting.” Join us today, Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on W4WN Radio. We plan to discuss when parents can begin… Read More

On Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global… “Preventing Your Children’s ‘Me Too'”

How do we, as parents, prevent child abuse and harassment? The “Me Too” movement got my mental wheels churning, as it has for so many. I began wondering, “What can we, as parents, do to prevent our own children’s ‘Me too’?” Particularly… Read More

All About Playdates…

The Benefits, Opportunities, and Ways to Address Challenges “Mom, can I have a playdate with Tommy?” my son says excitedly after school on most days of the week. Why do I feel ancient when I recall that playdates didn’t exist when I… Read More

On NBC Parent Toolkit… “Do Adult Arguments Help or Hurt Our Children’s Learning?”

The short answer is – it depends! Learn more about the distinction between arguing to win versus arguing to learn. Think about your own dialogue with friends and family in person and on social media. Learn specific ways you can argue for… Read More

New Podcast Interview on Solo Parenting Life…

I was delighted to talk with Dr. Robbin Rockett, a licensed clinical psychologist, who created a podcast series offering targeted support for Moms and Dads who are parenting on their own called Solo Parenting Life. Dr. Rockett is raising three young children… Read More