Reducing Viral Anxiety in Children

Reducing Viral Anxiety in Children

How is the coronavirus panic affecting your children? Between the adult populations freaking out across the planet, and the youthfully distorted stories classmates share with your kids, you better check on the emotional well-being of your offspring. I live in...
For Goodness Sakes, Calm Down

For Goodness Sakes, Calm Down

Yes, organizations are closing left and right; yes, cancellations abound; and yes, dire warnings blast at you from every information resource, but, for goodness sake, for your family’s sake, and for your own sake, calm down. Otherwise, the negative impact this is all...
When Your Daughter Wants To Look Like Them

When Your Daughter Wants To Look Like Them

When my Italian girlfriend, Marie, married African American Jake, they understood their ethnically blended children could encounter issues, but felt prepared to deal with them. One day Marie showed me a picture of her daughter. In it, 5-year-old Teresa was laughing...
Unintentionally Influencing Our Daughters

Unintentionally Influencing Our Daughters

Our behavior isn’t the only thing our darling daughters imitate. Believe it or not, their self-perception is strongly influenced by our self-perception. We don’t notice them watching us criticize ourselves in the mirror, but that’s how they learn how to look at...