Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships

Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, friendship gets tricky sometimes. This article shares three friendship truths to guide kids as they head back to school. Our social lives are constantly evolving, especially during childhood and adolescence. Some changes are positive, like making new friends. Others are hard, such as dealing with conflict, betrayal,Continue reading “Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships”

Where Do I Fit? Big Questions Adolescent Girls Navigate

What is it about adolescence that intensifies social changes and struggles, especially for girls? The answer lies in some big questions girls navigate during this phase.

Parents: Why the Tendency to Blame Vs. Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Matters

Some people tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, while other people tend to assign blame and assume bad intent. Which style has more positive relationships and overall happiness?

Validation – Key to Connecting with Your Kids

Validation means letting kids share their thoughts and feelings without judging or criticizing them. It means that you understand what your child feels is real to her. And it’ a powerful parenting too.

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”- A Mantra for Tweens and Teens

Imagine being a tween or teenager today. Every day you’re bombarded with selfies and images that are edited to perfection.
It takes Herculean inner-strength not to constantly compare yourself to others!

Guiding Kids through Friendship Problems – The Yoda Way

As parents, it’s hard to see our kids experience friendship problems. This article shares steps to help your child develop healthy relational skills.

Mean or Bullying Behavior? Helping Kids Understand the Difference

Do you and your kids understand the difference between mean and bullying behavior? Understanding the difference helps kids know how to navigate each situation.