Need ideas and suggestions for parenting your young adult? Topics generally concerning children between 18 and 23 years old (College Years).

Solutions for Child’s Procrastination

Procrastination is really just a behavioral symptom of another problem or difficulty. It’s often a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or simply not knowing how to go about doing something. If you can recognize the reason for the procrastination, which usually falls into one of […]

Adult Children Paying Rent Encourages Responsibility

The concept of adult kids living at home and paying rent is a bit of a controversial one. Some people are adamantly opposed to it, while others consider it essential. What most people will agree on is that it is somewhat situational. Some parents hold that adult children who have just gone through a devastating […]

Parent Talks – After Child’s Graduation: It’s Not What I Expected

Your child has graduated but as real life kicks in, your child may feel a bit lost and confused. If life after graduation isn’t what your young adult expected, these may be some words of wisdom you can share to show you understand and support your young adult. A  short time ago, you joyfully tossed […]

Divorce and Parental Alienation Syndrome

When parents separate, it is important for both the mother and the father to maintain a relationship with the children. Yet in many cases, children side with one parent or the other. Sometimes this is the child’s own choice, but all too often it occurs due to the influence of the favored parent. Child psychiatrist, […]

What is ADHD?

ADHD, better known as Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, is quickly becoming one of the most diagnosed conditions. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) there are nearly 1.6 million cases of ADHD diagnosed every year. The diagnoses doesn’t just affect children, there are more and more adults also being diagnosed with the […]

Gift Ideas for the High School Graduate

Graduation gifts today encompass many new and innovative ideas. Unlike when we graduated, when a party at home or dinner out was all our parents could afford, today there are a multitude of ideas utilized for the graduate. Here are some great high school graduation gift ideas for you to consider. If your child is […]

Options After High School Graduation

Is your young-adult child struggling with options after graduation? Here is what we would tell them if we could. Graduation is over.  Finally.  The world is at your feet.  You can do anything you want to do.  Now only two questions remain.  What do you want to do? What are your options? With infinite possibilities […]

Is Your Child Struggling In School: The Best Way To Help

I hear this so often from parent: “My son is so lazy he never does his homework. I wish he would just apply himself.” “My daughter is so smart but she does not put in any effort.” I know in a lot of these situations parents will try to persuade their kids to improve themselves […]

Five Common Parenting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Let’s face it – children don’t come with instruction booklets. What they do come with is years of experience from those who have done it before. Utilizing the advice and assistance of experienced professionals and other parents can help you avoid the most common parenting mistakes. No one wants to admit that they are a […]

Lasting Behavior Changes

We recently asked “What is your most pressing parenting problem?”. We  had several note worthy replies. Here are just a few: Getting my 11-year-old motivated to do more and to avoid disagreements. My 9-year-old daughter is very disrespectful and I want to address that. I not only want to be a better grandparent than I […]