Parenting Well: Understanding Our Adolescent Girls

I must admit, our holiday break in Vermont was pretty heavenly. Lots of time outdoors skiing and hiking, and very little time plugged into my phone or computer. BUT now that I am back at my desk and thinking about the months ahead, I am getting really excited to write and share more with you… read more

Great Girl Gift: Rowan

People! While there is a lot of love and peace in this season, it’s also the season of mayhem and chaos as we rush around trying to find just the right gift for each and every person we love. If you’ve got a girl, and she’s got her ears pierced (or wants to in the… read more

Summer Perspective: Parenting with Cristina Young

One thing about summer is that if done right, it gives us more time and space to reflect on the year that’s just gone by. I always try and find at least a few quiet moments to think about how I spent time during the year. Who was I with? What did I make a… read more

Parenting Class for Dads

This post is for the men! That being said, most of my subscribers are women, so ladies I am calling on you to share this good news with the men in your lives. The incredibly thoughtful and talented Cristina Young is once again offering a workshop for fathers of tweens, teens, adolescents, and college aged… read more

Parent Talk with Cristina Young – Thriving During Back to School

I’m thrilled to welcome Cristina Young back to the blog just in time for ‘”back to school”. I always find her commentary (previously here and here) to be useful and on point as I navigate the ever-changing landscape of parenthood. If you are anything like me, you stumble into September feeling unprepared for a faster… read more

Parent Resource: Cristina Young on Why We Rescue Our Kids

I missed the last Cristina Young workshop I blogged about here because I had sick kiddos at home. This time around I fully intend to be there to gain some wisdom on why we feel the need to rescue our children, and how we can build tolerance when watching them struggle. I know more than… read more

Parent Resource: Raising Accountable Children with Cristina Young

Most of us parents are coming off of a nice LONG winter break and plenty of time spent with our kiddos. While I am sure there were many wonderful moments… I have a sense that we all had some of those “holy smokes THESE kids!” moments too. For me, and for you, it might just… read more

Be The Best Dad You Can Be!

Calling all dads! The incredibly insightful and talented Cristina Young is teaming up with The Nantucket Project to offer a one-time class to fathers. Young recently moved her focus towards¬†working with adults, helping them build and hone their parenting tools, manage anxiety, understand relationships, and navigate family dynamics. While¬†she no longer works directly with kids… read more

Parenting Boys

After having my only son JT, time and time again mothers have told me that parenting a boy is very different than parenting a girl. Having been raised in a home with 5 brothers I already have some sense of what those differences might look like. Can you say “breaking all the rules”?!? The thing… read more

Parenting: The Sex Talk

One of my favorite things is when people ask me to cover a certain topic on the blog. I love a personal request and am thrilled when I feel like I am disseminating information that is valuable and helpful. That being said, please don’t hesitate to leave your requests in the comment section of the… read more