Family life can get CRAZY quickly!  Raising kids today is like running the Parenting Olympics.  But we can choose a different path - one that has nothing to do with what everyone else thinks.  A path committed to building a family dynamic that brings the absolute best of each member forward. Here experts from educators to psychologist and occupational therapists answer our burning questions on raising kids through every age and stage.

Helping Kids in Crisis
October 07, 2018
Many times when a family comes to the pediatrician’s office in crisis, they are distraught and overwhelmed. The crises range significantly in severity.  Serious challenges such as death or signific... Continue Reading
Technoference: Technology & Parenting
September 11, 2018
As parents, we monitor and control our children's access to devices and screen time diligently.  We are less rigorous with ourselves.  We often let ourselves off the hook after a "hard day" or becau... Continue Reading
Parenting Masters
September 02, 2018
If you are a parent of any child over the age of 1, you are probably experiencing the full throttle Parenting Olympics.  You know - the cut throat competition to be the best, have your child in the m... Continue Reading
Helping Kids Navigate Transitions
July 29, 2018
As adults, we know how our world can be rocked by changes big and small.  Helping kids navigate these changes is not always black and white.  Our children bring their own personality and understandi... Continue Reading
Optimizing Youth Sports
July 01, 2018
Aiming to build physical strength in our children often lends to the field of youth sports. In general, sports have become a highly valued and culturally accepted avenue to learn important life skills... Continue Reading
No Fear: How a Growth Mindset Shapes Kids
May 20, 2018
Kids meet many challenges - big and small - but their ability to work through challenges has a lot to do with mindset.  Dr. Mary Beth Leibham shares how mindset affects our kids and how parents can f... Continue Reading
Screen Time Recommendations for Kids
May 06, 2018
Children and adolescents are surrounded by many technologies (e.g., television, video games, computers, internet, smartphones) and consequently, it may be unrealistic to assume they could avoid techno... Continue Reading
Positive Parent-Child Interactions
April 29, 2018
We all desire to raise great kids who know they are loved.  Improving relationships with our children and regularly having positive parent-child interactions doesn't have to be complicated. In this p... Continue Reading
Picky Eating Solutions
April 01, 2018
Having a picky eater at home can feel a bit like running on a hamster wheel. We are racing to figure out ways to improve food choices but often getting nowhere. There are a million ways small children... Continue Reading