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Developing Family Guidelines for Fighting Fairly

How can you establish boundaries for arguing with family members? Don’t miss discussing and signing the pledge at the end of the article!  After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the… Read More

Telling or “Tattle Telling”… Is There a Difference? – on NBC’s Parent Toolkit

A parent wrote to the Parent Toolkit team asking them about her challenge in understanding how best to support her five-year-old. This parent poses important questions about how to react to a young child “telling” on the mistakes of other children but… Read More

A Storied Childhood – The Role of Stories in Children’s Social and Emotional Development

Oh, the places you’ll go! The worlds you will visit! The friends you will know! – Dr. Seuss1 “What are you guys up to?” I say to the three six-year-old friends in my living room. “We’re sharing our books!” one says with… Read More

Summer Reading Inspiration for Kids and Parents

My Nightstand This summer, I am diving into learning more about the emotional life of boys through Raising Cain; Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. I am eager to read Insight about ways to see ourselves more clearly and raise our own… Read More

Facilitating a Reflective Transition from School to Summer

  The pace of activities and anticipation of summer can add to a sense of frenzy in these final school days. Children are excited about vacations and swimming. Parents are ready to shed the early morning commute to school and the pressures… Read More

On the New Parent Toolkit — “Young Adult Identity Development: A Parent’s Guide”

As you explore the new content on the NBC Parent Toolkit, check out this one in the new Life After High School section on a young adult’s changing identity. On the first break when your college student or new workforce member returns home,… Read More

On the New Parent Toolkit — Helping Your Young Adult Find Her Purpose

There’s Important Work to Be Done… Simply read the news and it becomes obvious — there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done to create a better world. Opportunities to contribute abound. So we, as parents, can not only bring our… Read More

Introducing — The New and Improved Parent Toolkit!

Check out NBC Education Nation’s New & Improved Parent Toolkit! Parent Toolkit is an award-winning resource for parents to help them support their children’s development in academics, health & wellness, and social & emotional development. Now, it’s easier than ever to use…. Read More

Interview on Promoting Self-Control

Want to learn practical, simple ways to promote self-control in your children? Today, check out my interview with Aditi Verma, Co-founder of Lead with Good. I discuss how parents can practically promote self-control through various ages and stages. Aditi asks excellent questions… Read More