What kids will remember

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What your kids will remember about you TAMARA EL-RAHI Five important things to take note of. Parenting is hard work.  It calls on mothers and fathers to really forget themselves and put their kids first.  So it’s no wonder that sometimes, we take shortcuts.  We buy them a toy rather than spend more time with…

When a child is distant

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What to Do When Your Child Is Distant Do you often feel like your child is a mystery and doesn’t open up emotionally to you as much as you’d like? You aren’t alone. Many of the parents of my youngest patients often ask me for guidance on how to help their children become more open…

Dealing with bored children

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How kids can benefit from boredom TERESA BELTON Parents often feel guilty if children complain of boredom. But it’s actually more constructive to see boredom as an opportunity rather than a deficit. (complete article)

The Secret Life of Siblings

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The Secret Life of Brothers and Sisters: Five lessons for parents who want their children to get on We all know how our relationships with our parents may shape the kind of person we become, and our own future romantic liaisons – but what about the relationships we have with our siblings? As everyone who…

Do Your Children Know

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Do your children know how much you think of each other? Unity builds love. Parental unity gives consistency in the key messages you give your children. Above all, it means you show your children how to love: by the way you back each other up, by the way you live for your spouse and make…