Are You Expecting Too Much from Your Child?

There is a saying that goes: Expectations are premeditated resentments. A universal truth in any relationship is assuming all the ways that another person should, could, or would behave, and feeling disappointed when these expectations aren’t met. The same goes with our children. We have so many aspirations for our kids, and our love for […]

This is Why Your Kid Whines and Here’s What You Can Do About It

Did you know that research has scientifically proven that a whining child is one of the most distracting sounds on the planet? Yes, you heard that right! The incessant whining can provoke your stress hormones even more than nails on a chalkboard! Even non-parents know how irritating this can get. So why do children do […]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Your Child’s BFF

It is tempting, especially for new parents, to make their children the center of their universe. For the first few years of your baby’s life, this is perfectly understandable, but once you are able to hold conversations with your child, the role you play in his or her life must be made clear. As Dr. […]

“My kid lies to me…” How to Respond and What to Do

Think of the times you’ve told a lie. In your mind, it was probably justified. You had no choice. The alternative would’ve been much worse. It didn’t hurt anyone. No one will find out anyway. The truth just wasn’t good enough. While children may not be able to articulate these excuses, more or less, they […]