Every person has an invisible shield that resists change and seeks to keep the status quo. It’s the story we tell ourselves to justify our actions, defend our reactions and determine how we think about life. When that invisible shield becomes self-focused, inflexible, and unwilling...

Electronics themselves are not bad, it’s very easy to cross the line and misuse them. There are seven types of electronics use that create challenges and contribute to addiction if not managed well either by the child or by the parent....

“Battle” is a strong word. We don’t want to have battles with our children, but sometimes the way they respond makes it feel like a battle. Here are some ideas to reduce the tension, increase the cooperation, and prepare yourself so that conflict doesn’t escalate....

Cooperation is so important for a child’s growth and development. The purpose of working on cooperation isn’t just to reduce tension and get things done, although those are two side-benefits....

Every family needs both management and leadership. Which do you emphasize and what do you need to develop in your life to be most effective to guide your tribe? Knowing the difference between management and leadership can provide helpful insights into your family dynamic....

Anxiety is a difficult problem in anyone’s life. Parents’ hearts go out to their children who suffer from emotional overload, racing thoughts, and continual feelings of unrest because of anxiety. That’s not what childhood is supposed to be like....