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6 Tips Toward a Happier New Year

As we give and give and give to our broods, our own happiness often feels like second fiddle. In part 1 of our series on Finding Happiness in the New Year, Dr. Aymee Coget offers 6 easy tips to instill into our daily routines to help increase the happiness quotient in our lives. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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How to Make Friends

Making friends can be rough. How can we help our little ones learn how to make lasting, healthy friendships and walk away from the damaging ones they will inevitably experience? Pediatric psychologist and author, Lynne Kenney, lays the foundation.

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How to Defeat Morning Battles

It’s morning. You’re rushing to get out the door. You’re child refuses to cooperate. Now what?! Jody McVittie, MD to the rescue – with tips to ensure a morning without stress.

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How to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Anxiety popping up around the beginning of school? You’re not alone! Dr. Tamar Chansky, author and expert in childhood anxiety is here with tips to ease your young one’s fears the whole year long.

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Let’s Talk About Race

It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.

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The Hazards of Permissive Parenting

Do big tearful eyes staring up at you make it impossible for you to say “no” to your child? Dr. Susan Newman says our generation is trending towards permissive parenting, and the whole family is suffering as a result.

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Getting Your Kids to Eat

Are you stressing out about your kid’s eating habits (or lack thereof!?) Ellyn Satter, internationally renowned expert on kids, nutrition, and healthy eating habits, calms us down with fool-proof tips to get some nutrition in those bellies (or at least stop worrying about it.)

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What To Do When Kids Fight

In our modern culture of “hands-on” parenting, when is it appropriate to let kids just duke it out? At what point should parents intervene to help resolve conflict? Michael Grose, renowned Australian parenting expert, shares his insight.

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Can the Easter Bunny Visit Jewish Kids?

What to do about a Jewish kid counting down the minutes until the Easter Bunny’s arrival — or a Catholic kid who wants to have a Passover Seder? Family therapist Suzanne Cooper tells us how to respond when children want to celebrate holiday customs outside their own family’s faith traditions.

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