The Happy Kid Handbook on FOX NEWS Health


I'm back from a whirlwind trip of speaking at schools and media appearances to spread the word about The Happy Kid Handbook and, more importantly, to … [Continue reading...]

3 Reasons to Keep the Costumes After Halloween


  My son is obsessed with football. He loves watching games. He loves discussing scores and plays. He loves throwing a football with his daddy … [Continue reading...]

The Happy Kid Handbook in Stores Now!

Happy Kid #1 close up

  Yesterday was an exciting day! Thanks to so many of you, The Happy Kid Handbook made it to #1 for parenting on Amazon! I am humbled by and … [Continue reading...]

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...]