Peer & Family Relationships

How do I get my wife to go to a marriage therapist with me?

Are you worried about your struggling marriage and its impact on your family, but your spouse isn't open to seeing a marriage therapist? Your relationship with your spouse sets the ...
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Toxic Teenage Relationships: How To Parent Through It.

What do you do when your kid gets into their first toxic teenage relationship? For you as a parent this can feel like the world you know is crumbling to ...
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Teenage Independence: what’s the right amount?

Teenagers, or adolescents, tend to distance themselves from their parents as they enter adolescence. The drive for teenage independence is a normal part of their development.
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Parenting Teens: why won’t my daughter be honest with me?

Parenting teens can be a challenging journey, particularly when it feels as though your adolescent is closed off or pushing you away. It's natural for parents to question themselves when ...
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Bullying In The Home: how should a parent respond?

What? Your older kid is bullying your younger kid? It happens all the time. Your first instinct will be to focus on your child who is bullying the other. Instead, ...
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Parenting A Rebellious Teenager

Parenting a rebellious teenager can be challenging, especially when it feels like you're losing connection with them. In order to navigate these years peacefully parents can’t just focus on enforcing ...
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Heartbreak: Helping Your Kid Through

For parents trying to console kids through the pain of heartbreak, it’s important to try to normalize with your child that it’s going to take time.
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Extracurricular Activities and Your Kid

Most parents want their kids to get involved in extracurricular activities. Sports, art classes, volunteering and a whole range of other kinds of pursuits are important in the development of ...
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Apologizing to Your Kid: Should You Do It?

A good apology is about acknowledging your child’s feelings and making them feel seen.
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