Raise Assertive Kids in 8 Easy Steps

In the past two days, two wonderful small moments occurred. The first happened during a chemistry lesson in my daughter's classroom yesterday morning. … [Continue reading...]

How to Help Your Anxious Kid Avoid Avoidance Behaviors

Avoid avoidance? I know, sounds like I missed something there, but stay with me. In the past few weeks, my inbox has been overflowing with questions … [Continue reading...]

How to Help Your Negative Thinker

Some kids are super hard on themselves. For many years, I worked with a little girl who struggled to silence her inner critic. She constantly … [Continue reading...]

10 Things Parents of Anxious Kids Should Know

As the parent of a mildly anxious child, I know firsthand how hard it can be to parent an anxious child. You want to fix it for them, but you can't. … [Continue reading...]

3 Wishes for 2016

I've never been big on resolutions. It wasn't a thing we did in our family. We didn't sit around the table on December 31st talking about our plans … [Continue reading...]

Drop Everything and Play!

The stuffed animals went to school today. They went to stuffed animal school, anyway. The bad news is that my kids are home sick (tis the season). The … [Continue reading...]

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!

  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...]