Teaching Children Basic Safety Skills

As a parent, I know there are many fears you may have about your child’s safety... especially now during this outbreak of the coronavirus when people are frightened, confused, and under unusual distress. This is the time to be especially cognizant of where your children are, so keep them in and ... Read More

Staying Calm During an Emergency Can Save Lives

Before we discuss what you can do to stay calm and focused in an emergency, let me tell you why it’s important to stay calm and focused. When the body is under stress, it moves into survival mode, better known as the fight-or-flight syndrome. Under these conditions, the body prepares itself by ... Read More

How to Make the Most of Family Time

In today’s busy world, it can be a challenge for working parents to build in as much quality time with children as you would like. I was a working parent, and I know how difficult it can be to juggle three lives simultaneously – home, work, and school – never mind the guilt that goes along ... Read More

Meditation for the Whole Family

In our busy, always-in-a-rush society, I have found meditation to be especially calming and beneficial to parents and children alike. You may think your child is too young or incapable of meditation, but even children as young as age three are able to sit next to you and mimic your meditation, ... Read More


If there’s anything my experience as a family and child development specialist and human behavior expert has taught me, it’s that intellect alone does not guarantee a child will be a prolific learner. If you want your child to succeed, you have to coordinate her emotional, social, and motor ... Read More