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January 4th, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Self & Other|Tags: |

DIY Tools for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

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January 1st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

DIY Tools for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

As a clinical psychologist, I’ve always liked the tradition of taking stock at year’s end to see which health habits are working and which need changing. But not all of us benefit from this tradition. If you’re serious about using the New Year to make a healthy lifestyle change, here are useful points to […]

December 30th, 2014|Categories: Self & Other|Tags: , , |

Child’s Play: What to Give Christmas Morning

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December 25th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Relationships|Tags: , |

Child’s Play: What to Give Christmas Morning

For most children, the magic of Christmas is waking to find new toys and games, each one offering the promise of sheer joy and hours of fun. Much is written each year about which toys are popular, which are age-appropriate, and which are educational. Far less is said about parents’ role in child’s play […]

December 24th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

Parent Land

 

If asked, “What are your goals as a parent?”, I suspect most folks would speak to the outcomes they want for their children. There will likely be fair agreement on the big issues: to be safe, to be loved, to be healthy, and to be successful or content with their life choices. Most will […]

December 19th, 2014|Categories: Parent|Tags: |

Love of the Father: Faith & Family Collide

Several years ago I sat on a plane next to a man who looked to be a bit older than me. In his lap was a thick manuscript. We greeted each other and I asked about the stack of papers he was holding. He said his son was an honors student at a big […]

December 11th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Relationships, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

The Least Used, Most Useful Line in Parenting (or Mentoring)

Try this the next time your children come to you with a complaint or a problem that isn’t completely outside of their ability to solve: Listen without interrupting, take a moment to acknowledge their emotional state (“I can tell that you’re mad”), and then offer this question, “What are you going to do?”

In my […]

December 5th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , |

The Thanksgiving Day Ritual

 

Some of the more practical parenting information that science has produced pertains to risk and protective factors.

A risk factor is any attribute or characteristic that increases the odds that a child will experience a bad outcome. For example, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that children of alcoholics are between 4 […]

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Parent|Tags: , , , , |

Erin’s Way

The anniversary of my mother’s death is just before Thanksgiving, so at this time of the year my thoughts go to her—Erin McLavy Cavell.

On the day she died, we drove to Louisiana for the funeral and I sat down and wrote these words, which my siblings asked me to read at her funeral:

This year, […]

November 21st, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent|Tags: , , , , |