The High-Maintenance Child

The High-Maintenance Child I will always remember attending the ADD meeting where a mother presented to us the story of her high maintenance child.  He started and was expelled from Kindergarten on the same day! He continued apace as a high-maintenance child in school and at home for the next 14 years until graduation from high school. She displayed a photo of him proudly headed to the stage; however, he [...]

By |2018-08-28T17:41:56+00:00September 21st, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Lessons, Temperament|0 Comments

It’s All About The Brain

"I would not be just a nothin', My head all full of stuffin', My heart all full of pain. I would dance and be merry, Life would be a dingle derry, If I only had a brain." -The Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz It's All About The Brain So, why is LeBron James great at basketball, and you are not?  Why is it that Bill Clinton could walk into a room and [...]

By |2018-08-10T21:25:38+00:00September 19th, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Lessons, Temperament|0 Comments

Girls Have A Problem; Boys Are A Problem

Girls Have A Problem; Boys Are A Problem In a previous blog, we outlined the challenges that face our boys at this time in history. We could, of course, discuss the relationships between the sexes until we are blue in the face. However, as we look to the status of the genders in Western society, in what is almost the start of the second decade of the 21st century, it [...]

By |2018-08-31T17:46:06+00:00August 20th, 2018|Temperament|0 Comments

Happiness, Temperament, and Smart Parenting

Happiness, Temperament, and Smart Parenting I once had a parent who sat in my office discussing his daughter, an 8th grader-smart, pretty, and extremely anxious.  She was very concerned that she needed to get into one particular Ivy League college or life would be over- I was concerned about how she would survive high school over the next four years given how myopic and unhappy she was in middle school. [...]

Everyone Has A Temperament… Do You Understand Your Child’s?

Everyone Has A Temperament... Do You Understand Your Child’s? Consider how your personality, experiences, and temperament have made you the person you are today. Now, consider the same for your child. Your child has a distinct innate temperament that influences and impacts all he/she experiences in life. This is why it is vital to understand your child’s temperament. Moreover, just how your child’s temperament matches your personal style of parenting [...]

By |2018-06-05T19:38:41+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Style, Temperament|0 Comments

Do You Like Your Child?

Do You Like Your Child? The match or mismatch between your child’s temperament and your distinct parenting style has a major impact on your child’s emotional development and happiness. There are times when you may not necessarily like your child and how he/she is presenting to the world. There have been times when I have not liked each of my three children-I always loved them, but I did not like [...]

By |2018-06-05T19:39:12+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Parenting, Parenting Style, Temperament|0 Comments