How Can I Keep My Child Out of Trouble After School?

There is an old idiom that has been attributed to the 14th-century English poet Chaucer, “Idle hands are the devil’s tools.” The implication is that when there is nothing to do, people will get into trouble.  This seems to be particularly true with children and adolescents, yet the reality is that many parents have no […]

What Do I Need to Know Before Medicating My Child?

We live in a world where we are fortunate enough to have modern medicine to help provide our children who have many different medical issues with a quality of life never seen before. Yet, there is still so much more that we don’t know.  When your child has behavioral or psychiatric problems, medication may be […]

What Can I Do if My LGBTQIA+ Child Is Bullied at School?

According to, “When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.”  However, LGBTQIA+ kids are bullied at more than twice the rate of their cisgender peers, or those who identify with the gender assigned at birth. […]