Category Archives: Parenting

Meeting Temple Grandin

Last week, I had opportunity to hear Temple Grandin author of a number of books including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. She is widely acclaimed for her contributions to the field of animal science and … Continue reading

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As your child heads off to college…

This year, a number of the young clients I work with are going away to college. As a result I’ve been talking with both the teens and their parents about the opportunities and challenges this transition presents. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Using Your Natural Resources to Help Your Child – Pt 2

All children face social challenges as a normal part of growing up but for those lacking basic skills or plagued by severe anxiety, successfully relating to peers can feel like a hopeless pursuit to be avoided at all costs. Parents … Continue reading

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Using Your Natural Resources to Help Your Child

In recent years, there’s been a sharp rise in the number of children identified as having normal to high intelligence, but significant deficits in their social skills. In addition to those classified with Aspergers/Autism and those who suffer from anxiety … Continue reading

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Confronting Bullying: A Father’s Response to Tragedy

When John Halligan talks, people listen. It’s been eight years since his wife Kelly called him while he was away on a business trip, sobbing that their son Ryan was dead. Ryan died by his own hands at the age … Continue reading

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Changing Role of Dads

What do Cliff Huxtable and Jim Anderson have in common? Both were TV dads on top running programs representing an idealized version of American family life during their era. Jim Anderson played by Robert Young in Father Knows Best provided … Continue reading

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