Are Parents Creating “PRAISE JUNKIES”?

Are you creating a praise junkie? I think I might be…. “According to a survey conducted by Columbia University, 85 percent of American parents think it’s important to tell their kids that they’re smart.” Studies out of Columbia University suggest that the TYPE of praise parents provide may be the key. Students who were praisedContinue reading “Are Parents Creating “PRAISE JUNKIES”?”

How to Support Children with School Anxiety

Sunday is a day of dread for many parents and kids this time of year. Coming off the weekend, headed into another school week, anxieties amplify. Kids cry, can’t fall asleep, develop nausea and make threats like they’re never going back to school. Parents feel sick, angry and nervous themselves. In my opinion, there isContinue reading “How to Support Children with School Anxiety”

Why Parents Should Stop Trying To “Fix” Homework Anxiety

Homework tears yet? One thing I’m working on is letting my kids have some time in their struggle before I jump in to “fix” it. As parents, we are tired at the end of the day too. We want the homework over with as much as they do and we, just like our kids, haveContinue reading “Why Parents Should Stop Trying To “Fix” Homework Anxiety”