Mother comforting her daughter with Relational Aggression Issues
    February 5, 2018
    The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Daughter Cope with Relational Aggression Issues

    A fifth-grade-girl is at a loss. She sits on my couch, wringing her hands and staring hard at a piece of fuzz on the carpet. She can’t figure out how her friendships became so negative or what to do…

    Girl standing alone in a school looking sad. Is she a victim of relational aggression?
    January 29, 2018
    How to Spot the Sneaky Signs of Relational Aggression

    An eight-year-old girl feels like she’s alone in school. Her friends are no longer friends. Not only that, they tease and taunt her in a quiet kind of way more often than not. She tries to ask for h…

    September 27, 2013
    The Power of Two

    Back in our younger days, before texting and children and time that just won’t stand still, my husband often left little notes for me tucked into unusual places. He has always traveled frequently fo…

    September 26, 2013
    Raising Stand Up Kids

    I sigh in frustration with each instance of bullying that makes the news. Whether or not the end result includes a loss, if it’s newsworthy, it’s tragic in one way or another. I can’t help but w…

    September 25, 2013
    Letting Go: A Mother’s Challenge

    I’m fun (most of the time). I’m organized (sometimes to a fault). And I’m mellow (which sometimes leads to lazy mornings that never end). But I am not good at change. My babies have grown by lea…

    September 24, 2013
    Self-Confidence Matters

    Shy, a little bit anxious, and afraid to make waves, I was never self-confident as a child. I second-guessed almost every thought that crossed my mind and was paralyzed in the face of decisions, both …

    September 23, 2013
    Boys Cry, Too

    The urge to protect a child, to hold them close and fend off any and all potential threats, is one of the most primal urges in parenting. It’s part of what makes us parents. We brought them into thi…