Shifting from Manager to Consultant Pt. 2 Michael Riera

Michael Riera has amazing knowledge about teenagers. I highly recommend his book Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers. Here is part 2 of 2 parts of a brief summary of his book.   From Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D Writer and psychologist Theodore Lidz, gives a well-rounded description of the adolescent…

Shifting from Manager to Consultant Pt. 1 – Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Michael Riera has amazing knowledge about teenagers. I highly recommend his book Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers. Here is part 1 of 2 parts of a brief summary of his book.   From Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D Writer and psychologist Theodore Lidz, gives a well-rounded description of the adolescent…

Beliefs and Actions that Build Emotional Connection in Families Pt 1.

Building Connections: These beliefs and actions build greater understanding and connections between parents and children. How much are you creating connection?  My parenting actions are based on the belief that “I am emotionally and physically available” for my child as much as possible. Connection  Comes  First. The relationship between me and my child is more…

Beliefs and Actions that Build Emotional Connection Pt. 2

Building Connections: These beliefs and actions build greater understanding and connections between parents and children. How much are you creating connection?  Children’s basic nature is to love their parents. When they misbehave they are feeling disconnected and can’t think clearly, they lack maturity or could be trying to reach a goal through negative means. The…

Turn Craziness into Calmness published 12.1.2012 in Parenting on the Peninsula magazine

Imagine you are having a power struggle with your middler. You know, when you feel angry, frustrated, and maybe even powerless because your child is not cooperating. You could even be thinking, “You are so inconsiderate “, “You’re defying me”, or even “You’re trying to test me.” Parents often feel crazy when they are trying…