Help! My Teen Is Dating

Perhaps there is nothing more frightening than the idea of your child on a date. My girls are only six, but the idea scares me. When should I let the start dating? What rules should I make? When should we start talking about this stuff? Who can I ask these questions????? Michael Domitrz has the…

Less Stress for Easter

My Dad, psychologist and all around wise man, used to say, “Even good things are stressful.” I guess it is little wonder why having your family converge for holidays can produce stress. Stress over getting dinner to the table. Stress over living up to Mom or Grandma’s cooking expertise. Stress over limiting the overeating. Stress…

Holiday Stress Remedy

All together now…Ahhhhh This afternoon, after a very busy week, I was rushing my daughters through an after school snack in order to get out the door and get some holiday shopping done.  Grace, who at six has a remarkable grasp of her emotional needs, said “Mom, I’ve been rushing around all week.  I need…

Beat Back-to-School Stress: Smell The Apples

Everyone has heard “stop and smell the roses”, but at back-to-school time I think it is time to “Stop and Smell (or taste) the Apples!” Anyone with kids has experienced the bittersweet moment of dropping them off at school on the first day.   A new school year is exciting, but the stress of new schedules…