Managing Impulsivity in Children: Tips and Tools

Providing parents and teachers with tips and tools to manage impulsive behaviors in children can be very helpful for the child and the adult.  Managing Impulsive Behavior: Guidelines and Behavioral Charts provides parents and teachers with an effective guide on how to respond to and diminish impulsive behaviors in the classroom and at home. Many parents and… Read more »


Collaboratively Explaining Divorce to Children

There are many different ways to explain divorce, a major life transition, to young children. Although there is no exact or perfect way to process divorce with children, there are some general guidelines that counselors, family lawyers, and advocates recommend that are in the best interest of children. Being in agreement on what to say… Read more »


Six Year Old Explains Emotional Needs To Divorced Parents

I recently viewed an extraordinarily powerful video of a six year old child explaining her emotional needs to her divorced parents.  This young girl shares in very poignant ways how she needs her parents to be friends, to be calm, to be stable, and to be nice to each other.  This video and what the… Read more »


Tips For Explaining Divorce To Young Children

Divorce is an emotionally complicated process and one that can be very difficult to explain to young children.  Although there is no one correct way to support children through a divorce, as children and families are unique, most professionals do agree on general guidelines that facilitate children’s well being during and after the divorce. When… Read more »


Increasing Focus & Productivity During Your Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally complicated process that can sometimes debilitate your work performance, focus, and productivity.  Please read my article published in the Human Talent Network for effective tools and a guide on how to increase your work productivity, focus, and motivation at work during a divorce.  


Investigating the Effects of Screen Time on Children

Parents often worry about the amount of time their child is spending on electronics and how it is affecting their: social skills, motivation, attention, emotional regulation, and neurological functioning. Given the easy access to multiple media modes (TV, ipads, computers, iphones, etc.), electronics have become the “go to” in quiet moments. Screen time has also… Read more »


Is ADHD Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated?

Recently, I read a very informative article by Dr. Tynan (Director of Integrated Health Care, American Psychological Association Center for Psychology and Health) on the stunning number of young children who are diagnosed and medicated for attention-deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD) in the United States. How Are Children Getting Over Diagnosed With ADHD? The article states that… Read more »


How is Social & Academic Pressure Affecting Our Children?

In February 2015, I visited colleagues living in Palo Alto, CA who shared some disturbing news with me. There had been a recent flurry of suicides among high school students attending the local school. In attempting to research the facts, statistics, gender, and history of recent and previous teen suicides in Palo Alto, particularly in… Read more »


Can We Create Happiness?

A colleague asked an important question: What is happiness and is it important to be happy? Although a range of sociocultural, spiritual, and religious definitions of happiness exist, I would like to turn to the rapidly growing field of Positive Psychology for some answers. Dr. Martin Seligman (University of Pennsylvania), the founding father of Positive… Read more »


See Family Changes at BookExpo America May 27-29!

I am excited to share that my book Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children will be displayed at the BookExpo America (BEA) in New York, NY from May 27-29 2015.   For those of you who are not familiar with BEA, BookExpo America is the foremost and most prominent book and author event for the… Read more »