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?

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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.

How to Help Boys Manage Relational Aggression or Bullying

Mean girl behavior, or relational aggression isn’t just for girls. Boys experience these painful interactions and may not realize it’s a form of bullying.

Books

  Let’s face it, friendships can be challenging. Most girls, as well as their mothers, aunts, friends and teachers have strong memories of social struggles. BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? Girls Guide to Happy Friendships tackles friendship struggles head-on, leaving readers (ages 8-12) informed and empowered as they navigate the tricky world of friendship.… Continue reading Books