As school gets back to in-person classroom learning, kids are going to go through some adjustments. Your son likely had more freedom to be active over the past year and the transition back to class may be challenging.
Tips for Dads
Parents this one’s for you! This blog is dedicated to those of us who need to “clean up” that unfinished business that keeps us from being the best mother, father, husband, wife, friend, brother, or sister we can be!
When was the last time you “blessed” your son? Take a few minutes to think about that question. We all get caught up in the everyday routines of life and it’s easy to forget that the “special moments” are what we look back on and cherish!
The start of a new school year can be an “anxious time” for adolescents. The uncertainty of the past couple of years has only contributed to the anxiety so many children are feeling. Generally, anxiety is a term used for nervousness, fear, apprehension and worry.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a recipe to follow for raising your adolescent son? We follow recipes all the time when we cook, in fact we use caution when “winging it” in cooking as it can be a disaster!
Fathers Day is a time of reflection for some of us. For all you new dads it’s a special day of celebration. And for some dads it’s a wake up call, because you haven’t been present. I always wanted to write a song, if I did it would sound like this! Some of you will […]
Familiar with the term Parent Alienation Syndrome (PAS)? It’s not a disorder, it is a behavior that I see far too often in my practice. If you’re a parent take a minute to read this (for the well being of the kids)!
Do you know a dad who is physically present, but absent? Dad doesn’t have to live apart from his son to be absent. Many families may appear to be “intact” with dad acting as the head of household when in fact, his mind and his energy are somewhere else.
This is an extremely crucial time for our adolescent boys. Let me repeat, “our boys are in trouble!” As parents, it’s time to be very careful and diligent; refuse to allow your sons to be labeled.
When I begin working with a family; usually regarding their son, during an initial assessment I can discern quickly if it’s a “shame based” family. Shame based families are about controlling behavior to conform (i.e. shame more to get behavior we want). Whether intentional or unintentional it’s fundamental that we clean that up first. Here’s why….