21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, MFT, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 11 21st Century Parenting in Review “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Remember school, tests, midterms, finals? If you were like many of us, you looked forward to the review prior to the ...

Guest Blog: Setting Sail for a New Family Life by Leon Schulz, author, Sabbatical at Sea, a Family Sets Sail


The following is an excerpt from Sabbatical At Sea.....   It was already May, and the step from Planning into the actual Sailing phase was only a few weeks away. Were we in chaos? That would be an understatement! We were such good planners, surely? What we thought would feel like organizing a ...

Opportunity Seeking Starts Early by Richard Rende, PhD and Jen Prosek (Excerpted from Raising Can-Do Kids)


So how can we foster opportunity seeking in our children? For decades, scholars have articulated a model for teaching children how to take forays into the unknown and deal with life’s uncomfortable or risky moments. Attachment theory, as it is called, dates back to the seminal work of John ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Seeing Children in a New Way by Rebecca Eanes, author, Positive Parenting


[caption id="attachment_23341" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo by Charlee Lifestyle Photography[/caption] Children, like all human beings, feel most cooperative when they are treated with respect and kindness. Adults do not re­spond well to people who speak to us harshly or treat us with disrespect. Is it a stretch to believe that children wouldn’t ...

The Seeds of Love by Margaret Hart


Every year since my son began attending school, I have looked forward to and enjoyed so many milestones and celebrations. One day that's always sweet is Mother's Day, when he comes home from school with a handmade gift or drawing or card. I always get so excited to see what ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Aging with Grace and Vitality by Claudia Spahr, later mom and author, Right Time Baby


Are you also tired of hearing that stereo-typical comment; “Older mothers are selfish because they won’t be around long enough for their kids”? You know what? It’s actually NOT true. Studies show that if you have your child over 40 you’re four times more likely to reach the age of 100. Apart ...