Kids & Consequences-5 Questions To Ask Before Rescuing: Studio 5

5 Questions To Ask Before Rescuing Your Child From Natural Consequences The only source of knowledge is experience. – Einstein Being a “good parent” usually means being involved in your child’s life and “doing” things for your child, like volunteering in school, attending their sporting events, and teaching them values and skills. Allowing your child to experience natural consequences is …

Is Your Child “Overbooked”?: KSL 5 News

The Overbooked Child Good parents sign their kids up for dance, sports, music, art, and language lessons, right? In a recent NewYorkTimes.com arti cle Alina Tugend says, “…in an effort to give their children everything, some parents end up not just depleting financial resources, but also their own emotional energy.” Exposure to early opportunities, classes, sports, and lessons to gain …

Surviving Back to School Shopping with Tweens & Teens: Studio 5

Need help finding clothes to fit your standards and her style? It’s just one of the challenges moms face when shopping with “Tweens” and teens. Here are my tips to help help you resolve your shopping struggles, before you hit the stores. 1) Money Pam: “I would like to ask how I can make my daughter understand the difference between …

Avoiding Parenting Clashes With College-Age Kids: Studio 5

They’re back! College kids are home for the summer and while it’s normal to butt heads a bit during summer break, therapist, Julie Hanks, says there are ways to avoid clashes and enjoy the summer together. As your college-age children come home for summer it’s important to address and renegotiate these “hot button” topics head on, before different expectations turn …

Fostering Your Child’s Individuality: quoted in IE Family Magazine

What if your son wants to take ballet? Or your daughter loves to play with trucks? Helping your child navigate and explore their interests outside of “gender norms” can be difficult. I talked with Inland “Empire Family Magazine” about this difficult issue. My tw0 cents is printed on pg. 54. Read “Just Be Yourself: Nurturing Your Child’s Individuality” Read the …

Dangers of Over scheduling Your Child (part 1)

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, we did 1 (maybe 2) extra-curricular activities. It was soccer or piano or dance or drama or art class…not all of the above. These days it seems that many well-meaning parents spend most of their after school time in the car, rushing around to pick up and drop off …