Peer & Family Relationships

My kid is scared he won’t make new friends at school…

When it comes to talking to your teen about their back to school anxiety, it’s less about what you say and more about how you listen. Mirror and reiterate his or her words so they know you understand what they’re feeling. Give your child the option to just be a sounding board, or if they want you to try and work it out with them, and then tread lightly!

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Is it too early to talk to my kid about sexual assault?

It’s difficult to talk to kids about sexual assault. The way you discuss it will also evolve depending on the age and maturity of your kid.

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Help, My Kids Won’t Stop Fighting!

So your kids won’t stop fighting? Kids bickering is a normal part of human existence. It’s one of the ways they learn how and when to fight, and how to be assertive. It’s really important for parents to model for their children how to talk respectfully and how to resolve conflict

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Blended Families: Communicating Discomfort About Your Partner’s Biological Children.

Blended families: how do you communicate discomfort about your partner’s biological children in a blended family?

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So you don’t like your kid’s peers?

So you don’t like your kid’s peers? Not too keen on his friends and their influence on him? What should a parent do when they’re not comfortable with the company …

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Are you a father struggling to get your young son to connect with you?

Is your kid extremely bonded with one parent and not the other? And if you’re not the “parent of choice,” are you worried about never having a connection with your kid?

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How can you support your kids after a divorce so they’ll enjoy the holidays?

The Holidays can be hard for kids after a divorce. Is there a way you can you support them so they’ll enjoy the holidays even when they’re missing the “way …

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How does a parent who wants to be supportive, but who is not totally comfortable yet with their child being non-binary, prepare for interactions with relatives this holiday season?

How does a parent who wants to be supportive, but who is not totally comfortable yet with their child being non-binary, prepare for interactions with relatives this holiday season?

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Eye rolling! Snarky comments! Sarcasm! What do you do about your teenager’s rudeness?

Teenagers are famous the world over for copping attitude, but what’s going on behind the eye roll? Is it just locker room talk making its way into your home, or is there something more going on? How do you deal with teenage rudeness?

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