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

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

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...]

Parenting Articles on Momtastic

  I've been so busy freelancing everywhere else that I haven't taken the time to share everything here.  Many of you email me or look me up on … [Continue reading...]