Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

September 26, 2016

Today’s child is more likely to grow up in a family where both parents work full time to make ends meet. Working parents report feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and complain about feeling unable to give their children, partners or friends enough time. The majority of...

September 23, 2016

Parenting children is difficult, especially when parents have different forms of discipline. Parenting style is rarely talked about prior to marriage, and a couple that doesn’t experience conflict often can become distraught or frustrated when their partner has a compl...

August 29, 2016

If you take a walk around the neighborhood, you’ll notice the absence of children playing. Many of them are in school, but even on weekends you may find yourself asking where the kids are. Growing up, you may remember playing with neighborhood friends after school, but...

August 29, 2016

Preparing for the school year begins at home prior to the first day of school. Kids get excited to shop for new clothes and meet up with friends, but their worries and concerns often go unnoticed in the excitement. Parents are a powerful influence on their child’s scho...

August 2, 2016

Bad Moms is a new movie just opening in theatres and although it’s promoted as a ‘girls’/moms’ fun-loving movie, it carries a deeper message for all moms. The pressures of work, parenting and relationships at home have become impossible to manage. You can’t be all thin...

June 14, 2016

When we think of teaching skills such as consideration for others and empathy, we think more of moms having the greater influence. But new research has shed light on the fact that dad’s engagement in the family has more influence with raising empathetic and considerate...

May 17, 2016

Every generation raises their children with the idea of being a great parent. You remember what you didn’t like about your childhood and told yourself you wouldn’t do the same to your kids. But, you didn’t grow up in the society your kids are trying to survive in now....

February 16, 2016

A question from a viewer wanted to know what they could do with their emotionally abusive child. It’s a very serious topic and one parents need to understand. Occasional conflict is normal between parents and their children, especially when the child is a teen or young...

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