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A Mom’s Survival Guide: May Madness

Dear Kerry, It’s May Day. I think I’m supposed to be happy but instead, I feel a sense of dread. My calendar is full of kid-related activities and I hate to admit it, but I feel a sense of dread about trying to keep up with everything that needs to be done for my...

No More Hassles Over Picking Up Dirty Socks

Dirty Sock Dilemma After a long and tedious day I finally started to wind down, hours after I had hoped to.  I started to head to bed only to find a heaping pile of filthy clothes, shoes and socks, right in the middle of the family room. I wanted to scream. I wanted...

Standing Up to Teen Defiance

Siblings and rivalry go hand-in-hand so it’s no surprise that 14 year-old Preston taunts and pesters his younger brother, Kyle. Recently, Preston refused to stop pestering his brother and was provoking him by throwing things, hassling him and doing anything he could...

8 Tips to Survive the Holidays as a Parent

Last year, a client of mine plopped on the couch in my office right after Thanksgiving, sighed a long, tired sigh and admitted to “dreading December.” These are the unspeakable thoughts that can be said behind a therapist’s door but that few dare to...