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Parenting After Weinergate: Talking to Your Teens About Lying

July 8th, 2011

Parenting After Weinergate: Talking to Your Teens About Lying By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. Anthony Weiner is no longer front-page news now that he has resigned in disgrace from public office. So what\’s a parent to make of Weinergate, that perfect storm mix of politics, power, sexting and lying? The media frenzy over the ex-Congressman\’s behavior provides a clear teachable moment for our teens. Given the dramatic effects of the inappropriate messages and photos he sent and the devastating results of his untruthful words, we can talk to our kids about the... Read More

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma

July 7th, 2011

Kids on Summer Vacation: A Working Parent\’s Dilemma By Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. and Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. For families, June is a busy time with graduation parties, little league championships and music recitals. And we all know that right around the corner is summer vacation – lazy days for kids but often stressful for working parents. So if you haven\’t nailed down your plans yet, here are some ideas that can help with your work/life balance: Stay flexible. To minimize your anxiety and maximize time with your kids, try to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Even if you... Read More