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Don’t Miss Out on Your Child’s Childhood!

So we live in the digital age and more relationships than ever are started in the virtual medium.  Nothing wrong there, that’s life today.  However, there is one area in life where a virtual relationship won’t work and where in fact living virtually is actually the biggest impediment to a real relationship – the one with your children.  Technology is a tool that you can use to engage and interact with your child, but it isn’t a substitute.  We…

When the Kids are Away, the Parents can Play!!!

It’s summertime, the weather is amazing, and there is so much to see and do.  The good news is, you’ve just dropped the kids off at summer camp, or with relatives and you are FREE.  Now what do you do?  If you’re like me your first reaction is to feel a combination of remorse, guilt, exhilaration, excitement, and temporary paralysis since you are overwhelmed with options.  Here are some great ideas of things you should do to make the…

Raising a resilient child: Parent-coaching, sports and life lessons

Now that my little ones are old enough to play organized sports, I find my role as a parent morphing into parent-coach in this context.  I don’t know about you but I have had coaches in my childhood that ran the gamut from the sweet, understanding, everyone just have fun coaches, to coaches who would make you cry and run extra “suicides” just for kicks, barking out orders and never praising you because you could always “do better”.  The…

Surviving the “Tired Years”: Five Ways to get through the early childhood years with your sanity and your marriage intact

Before our daughter was born, I thought parenthood would be a cinch.  First of all, we outnumbered our son 2:1, so what was he really going to get away with.  An additional plus, as the only grandchild, we were the happy beneficiaries of ridiculous amounts of love and support from our extended family.  Then we moved and our daughter was born.

Trust me when I tell you that having a second child changes everything.  We went from being reasonably rested, happy,…