How Do We Know If We’re Listening to Our kids? Really Listening?

One of the greatest — and hardest — parenting skills we can learn is to REALLY listen to our children. When I discuss the how’s of listening, or validation, most of my clients have the same reaction. They say “yeah, I’m already doing that, I don’t need to work on it.” When we role play...

Holiday Survival for the Newly Divorced: Bonus Tip

I recently wrote an article for Northeast Ohio Parent with 8 tips on how to survive the holidays post-divorce. Here’s your bonus tip: stay off social media. Remember my digital detox? When we’re trying to keep ourselves centered, seeing everyone’s seemingly perfect holiday posts might not be the most helpful activity for us. The most...