3 Phrases That Will Strengthen Your Bond With Your Child Today


  It's easy to talk about and practice unconditional love when we are rested, happy and healthy but when times get tough - the act of … [Continue reading...]

The Happy Kid Handbook on California Charter

Things are getting busy as we prepare for the 10/20/15 launch of The Happy Kid Handbook! If you're curious about the book, check out this clip set to … [Continue reading...]

Feelings Faces Magnets With The Happy Kid Handbook!


  Big News!!! We are just one month away from the release of my first book, The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a … [Continue reading...]

Don’t Wait for November to Teach Gratitude

Teach gratitude every day

Earlier today my kids spotted a dime on the floor at the exact same time. This almost never happens. My daughter is dreamy like me and tends to have … [Continue reading...]

Support, Don’t Hover, to Raise Independent Kids


Sometimes it feels like parenting is a no-win situation these days. If you stick too close, you're a helicopter. If you hang too far back, you're not … [Continue reading...]

Parenting with Presence with Susan Stiffelman


I read a lot of parenting books.  When parents come to me for help, I need to know what they're reading and why it speaks to them.  When they come to … [Continue reading...]

Plan the Perfect Playdate With Avery & Austin


To drop your child at my house to play is to leave structure behind.  Do I supervise them?  Of course!  Do I feed them?  Obviously.  One thing I won't … [Continue reading...]

Your Must-Have Resource for Navigating Social Media With Tweens

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When I think back to middle school, I can't help but remember the notes passed in study hall or in between classes.  Do you like Katie?  Circle one: … [Continue reading...]

How to Inspire Your Kids to Spread Happiness


Today is the International Day of Happiness!  While it might seem a bit much to dedicate a day to celebrating happiness, I think a day like this is … [Continue reading...]

How to Handle Conflict With Your Spouse


One of my editors asked me to write an article about handling the conflict that naturally arises during a marriage.  Arguments happen - that doesn't … [Continue reading...]