Relationships · Resource

How Co-Parents Can Support Healthy Transitions

Transitions for co-parents are challenging. Because these transitions usually happen when two people are going through separation and breakup or divorce, they are often more complex because of hurt feelings and the general difficulties of the time. But if you can, it really helps to stick with some basic, no nonsense rules for transitions that will benefit… Continue reading How Co-Parents Can Support Healthy Transitions

Relationships · Resource

Your Child’s Two Worlds: Smoothing Transitions Between Homes

Transitioning between homes creates special challenges for children, adolescents and their parents. When children of any age are getting ready to go to the other home to see their other parent, they will likely experience negative feelings, especially during the early years of separation and divorce, during times of conflict between parents, or when the child… Continue reading Your Child’s Two Worlds: Smoothing Transitions Between Homes

Resource

New Resource: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety

When the pandemic settled in March, I got busy doing some learning! I did a whole training certification course with Lynn Lyons on working with children and teens with anxiety. As a solution focused therapist, I am always looking for other solution focused therapists who will help me get to the heart of the matter… Continue reading New Resource: Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety

Stepparenting

A New Podcast for Stepcouples

Recently, my husband, Mike, and I had a great time talking with Ron Deal, bestselling author, licensed marriage and family therapist, for his Family Life Blended Podcast.  Our episode, “Daily Practices for Happy Stepcouples” offers advice for all kinds of couples, not just stepcouples and not just happy couples.  On the contrary, it was about the… Continue reading A New Podcast for Stepcouples

Single Parents

Before You Start Dating, Become a Healthy Single Person First

I had the pleasure of speaking (by Zoom) a few weeks ago to the Single Moms Rising group, which is an incredible group of single moms led by Tasha Jasper that is focused on providing guidance, support and community for single mothers. You can learn more about the organization at Singlemomsrising.org or on their Facebook page at… Continue reading Before You Start Dating, Become a Healthy Single Person First

Difficult Situations · Great Resources · Parenting

A New Back-to-School Resource for You

With school starting again, many parents are needing some new tips and ideas for the best ways to support their children. This is a great free webinar that I believe can be helpful to all parents, regardless the plan you have in place right now. My thanks to Unyte and Integrated Listening Systems for granting permission… Continue reading A New Back-to-School Resource for You

Difficult Situations

When You Feel Completely Overwhelmed

This is the third post in my new “Comfort Series,” where I will provide insight and advice for managing all the uncertainty and change swirling around us. Read the first post here and the second post here. The feeling of being overwhelmed is often caused because of all the things you are dealing with at one time.… Continue reading When You Feel Completely Overwhelmed

Parenting · Single Parents

My List of Small Changes That Pack a Big Punch

Last week, I shared a post encouraging you to focus on small changes to move you forward or improve your current situation. This week, I thought I’d offer you some examples of small changes that can add up to big changes for families.  Part of the reason people feel so overwhelmed is because they hear… Continue reading My List of Small Changes That Pack a Big Punch