October 2013

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  • 20 Strategies for Nurturing Self-Discipline in Explosive Children

    My son has very little tolerance for frustration and melts down or tantrums anytime I try to say no to him. It has always been this way but lately I feel like I am walking on eggshells. Help!

    Shondra, IL

    Shondra, It can be difficult to set limits and consequences with children who have difficulty regulating their emotions. All kids... 

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  • Pediatricians Weigh in on Screen Time: What You Need to Know About the Latest Prescription for Parents

    We are good at creating tools.

    As I write this post, incredible new apps are hitting the marketplace, software developers are creating new digital learning platforms, and families settle in to stream their favorite TV shows on demand.

    There is no question that tech pros are very good at creating creative and innovative tools. The challenge is that the pace of... 

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  • 10 Things to Keep In Mind As Your Teen Grows Up

    One summer evening when Monica and I were reading after dinner, our thirteen-year-old son Brian came in the back door. As he walked by the living room, both of our jaws dropped at the sight of his bright orange hair. When I say bright I mean practically neon.

    Luckily we had the presence of mind to say nothing. We looked at each other and forged a silent agreement - this situation... 

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