As soon as I became a mother, I quickly realized that despite all of my hopes and dreams of what motherhood was, I had no idea how to fulfill the image I had of myself as a mom. When it came to the daily grind with kids, there were definitely times when I felt like I was totally on top of things, but often, I felt like I had no clue what I was … [Read more...]
The Key to Raising Good Kids Who Thrive
Not long ago, I was lecturing to a group of clinical counselling students on child development and parenting, when a student asked me, point blank, " If you had to sum it all up in one word, what would it be?" You mean, you want me to summarise 75 years of research and clinical practice into one word?! Okay. You got it! So with out hesitation, … [Read more...]
7 Tips to Help You Talk to Your Kids About War and Terror.
This morning my daughter asked me "What if there's another war?". An appropriate question for a 7 1/2 year old living in Israel, a country constantly under the threat of war and terror. For my kids the threat of war is constant, but even if you live abroad, it's not unlikely that your kids have caught wind of whispers of war and terror. Now … [Read more...]