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Boxing Your Way Out Of Sibling Rivalry

Boxing Your Way Out Of Sibling Rivalry

By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Sibling rivalry is an unavoidable reality in family life. I grew up in a family of 8 siblings and we were masters at rivalry! My brothers used to “manage” my sister and I as we put on kid-sized boxing gloves and used the front entry of...

Making Mistakes As A Parent

Making Mistakes As A Parent

By Dr. Kim Grengs, Parent Coach Do you ever want a "do over"?  I know I have and continue to want "do overs", for my mistakes along the way. I have also learned from them and will continue to learn from them.   Here are a few mistakes I made as a...

Puzzled by your child’s anxiety?

Puzzled by your child’s anxiety?

By Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach What is anxiety in children exactly? Shouldn’t adults be the ones who experience anxiety? Shouldn’t a child’s life be carefree and happy? Certainly happiness is our desire for our children, but sometimes there are things that get in the...

Kids Are Back In School, Now What?

Kids Are Back In School, Now What?

It is an exciting day.  New shoes are tied, backpacks are zipped and your child’s name is written on all the school supplies.  The kids are back in school. Everyone is “nervous-cited”. Our family made this word up for situations that we are nervous, yet...

Is a Family Meal Really That Important?

Is a Family Meal Really That Important?

by Lisa Reichelt, Parent Coach Eating a meal together with your family is a universal experience. In fact, many TV shows and movies have used the family dinner as a scene to create comedy and drama (The Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Seinfeld and The Office -...

How To Parent With Devices

How To Parent With Devices

Where, when, what and how much is okay?  Technology and devices play a big part in our children’s lives. There can be pros and cons to this easy access to technology and devices.. Knowing how to support our children in learning how to navigate their life using it is...

Is My Child Ready For The Movie Theater?

Is My Child Ready For The Movie Theater?

One of my favorite pastimes is to go to the movie theater.  I enjoy all types of movies, and I couldn’t wait until my children were old enough to enjoy the magic of movies with me.  But how do you know when a child is old enough to go to a theater and...