The Art of Listening Between Parents and Children for Cooperation

In the summer issue of Parenting on the Peninsula magazine, my article, The Art of Listening Openly, is published. Most parents just don’t know how to listen without giving advice, commanding, placating, interrogating, distracting and other communication blocks. I invite you to read the entire article. Here is a beginning teaser: Children’s emotions can often surge…

How Much TV Hurts Our Kids?

Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, researcher, and parent whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. His research with mice shows us how over stimulation through “intense” t.v. watching can negatively influence children’s ability to pay attention in school. It makes me wonder how video games are impacting kid’s ability to pay…