Tips for Dads
Helping Boys Navigate Adolescence
When the counseling department at Wydown Middle School reached out and invited me to participate in their “Speaker Series;” focused on boys navigating adolescence, you know my answer was yes!Read More
Parents Beware-New Nanny!
We’re all busy raising our kids; responsibilities include entertaining, educating, and guiding. Likely they have a phone and you’ve allowed the phone (who I refer to as the new nanny) to replace many of the roles a parent is responsible for. It’s a new reliable, relatively inexpensive nanny. Am I right?Read More
Back to School-Behavior Problems?
School is back to in-person classroom learning! Your kids are going to go through some adjustments. Your son likely had more freedom to be active over the past year; the transition back to class will likely be challenging.Read More
The Quest Project Online-Conflict Resolution
In Module 7 of The Quest Project Online titled “Conflict Resolution,” participants learn conflict is part of life; most importantly they learn the best way to resolve it! Check out the sneak peek here.Read More
The Quest Project Online-Anger Work
In Module 5 of The Quest Project Online titled “Anger Work,” participants learn how to manage anger! Check out the sneak peek here.Read More
The Quest Project Online-Goal Setting
The Quest Project Online is made up of 10 modules. By watching this short video, a “sneak peek,” you’ll get insight into Module 2 which is titled Goal Setting!Read More
Happy Father’s Day!
On this special day, Father’s Day, I hope all the fathers out there remember they are the “conductors of the family train!” If you follow me, you know that another one of my favorite poems is by Rudyard Kipling “If.” My dear friend and United States Air Force buddy sent me this poem. Please enjoy!Read More
Attention Parents! Suicide Warning Signs
Today on the local news a young mother was grieving the loss of her 12 yr. old son; he committed suicide. In my profession we see the devastating effects of suicide far too often.Read More
Parenting Tip: Teaching Empathy
As the facilitator of The Quest Project®-A Modern Day Rite-of-Passage program for adolescent boys my observations are “real time and accurate!” I am also an avid researcher, so when I detect a shift or change in adolescent behavior, I dig in to understand the cause.Read More
Does Your Son Have a “Trouble Meter?”
Are you raising an adolescent boy? My guess is at some point you have said this “my son is drawn to trouble like a magnet!” Am I right? This exercise may help; it’s called the trouble meter.Read More