February 20, 2022

Talking About Tragedies

  “This is NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” bellows from our TV every night at 5:30 p.m. It’s the voice of legendary actor Michael Douglas, […]
January 13, 2022

Over and Over

  Ongoing conversations When it comes to talking to your children about important and often sensitive topics, the five-year rule should apply. The rule states that […]
January 3, 2022

How To Talk About School Violence

It is important to talk to your children about school violence. School shootings have sadly become a recurrent threat to students in the past few years. […]
August 29, 2021

Listen to Me

Kids will tune you out if you appear angry or defensive. It is important to note that older children or teenagers can view any sign of […]
August 24, 2021

Tuned In

  Any parent will tell you communicating with our children is a hit or miss effort, depending on the day. Some days, my 16-year-old daughter is […]
May 14, 2021

Three Keys to Prevention

The three main points when educating parents about prescription drug misuse are the following:   Communicate with kids – Remember that children whose parents talk with […]
April 20, 2021

Making the Miles Count

Let’s face it: No parent really wants to have the “sex talk” or a pointed discussion about drugs with their kids. While these conversations can be […]
March 23, 2021

Connecting The Dots Through DNA

A new trend is on the rise: DNA testing. Through companies like 23andMe, ancestry.com, and Helix, users can dive deep into their ancestral history and genetic […]
February 7, 2021

Conversations on the road

Some of the most meaningful conversations I’ve had with my kids have happened while driving together to and from after-school activities or during long road trips to […]