5 Ways to Start the Conversation with a Child

I t is apparent that kids these days are dealing with a new set of problems on top of the old traditional issues that persist...

Why GMOs are OMGs to You and Your Child’s Health

You don’t need a Ph.D. in a biomedical science to realize that inserting genes from one organism into another is an unnatural process that...

Setting Rules and Reinforcing Consequences for Children

I t seems like everywhere you turn, there is an opportunity to get immersed into technology using some kind of electronic device. Kids these days...

3 Secrets to Raising Happy, Motivated and Fulfilled Children

In a previous blog post, I talked about the discussions going on about the future of American education. It is clear that a nationwide...

The Effects of Anxiety and Anger on a Child

C hildren suffer from anxiety for a number of reasons. Before the start of a new school year, encountering a select group of peers at school,...

3 Things Parents Must Know at the Start of the New...

G etting out of the summer mode is oftentimes a challenge for kids. This past school year, I had so much fun in creating a...

How to Talk to Your Teen So They Listen

When things are going great, it is easier to have an open conversation with a child. For that matter, it is easier to have...

Violence in School

T he issue of school violence continues to be one that resurfaces in many different forms. I can’t believe that it's been more than five...

How to Connect With a Disconnected Child

J  ust the other day, while dining at the restaurant and waiting for the waitress to come back with the check, I noticed  a family...

Five Things Motivated Children Do on a Regular Basis

A  s someone who has been around and worked with children of all ages for over two decades, I can tell you that all children...