Empty nest. Full life.

Embracing the new in a time of transition Attention empty nesters: For the past 18 or more years, your life has been consumed with parenting. From midnight feedings and diaper changes, to soccer games, birthday parties, driver education, homecoming, prom and...

Protecting your teen on the internet

It’s not easy being a teenager, especially with the advancement of technology and our society’s obsession with social media. While many of the issues that teens face today are not new, the additional impact of technology presents challenges that previous generations...

Sending your child to college

How to maintain the fine line between independence and over-parenting As a parent, there are few times in life quite as emotional as sending your child to college. In addition to feeling sentimental about the fleeting moments you have left together, you’re likely...

Combating back-to-school anxiety

A new school year is about to begin. While this is typically a time of great anticipation and excitement, there’s plenty of nervousness and anxiety to go around as well. Children get the back-to-school jitters for a number of reasons, and the vast majority of...

The upside of failure

If there’s one thing certain about life, it’s that life is always uncertain. While you may experience days filled with joy, hope and anticipation, you may also face many others with sadness, hardship, worry and failure. I spend a lot of time talking with people about...