by Dr. Wolfe This is the fourth and final (at least for now) post on this series on helping your child through divorce. The previous posts were applicable for all ages, including teens, but I decided to devote one post specifically to teens because the process can be more difficult with them. Keep in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Helping your Child through Divorce: Part 4 – Focusing on Teens
For the third post in this series, I’m sharing fifteen tips for how to handle the period after the divorce, when you, your ex, and your kids are adjusting to a new normal. During this stage, even if your marriage is not yet legally over, you and your partner have separated and are now transitioning […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Helping Your Child Through Divorce: Part 3 – Adjusting to a New Normal
by Dr. Wolfe For the second post in this series, I’m sharing eight tips to utilize when you are ready to tell your kids about your divorce. This is definitely not a fun time for anyone! However, if you and your ex-partner are prepared ahead of time and tell your kids in a healthy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Helping Your Child through Divorce: Part 2 – Telling Them About the Divorce
by Dr. Wolfe Making the decision to get a divorce is tough. Making the decision to divorce with kids is even tougher. This is the first post in a series about how to help your child when you and your partner decide to divorce. In this post, I’m sharing seven steps for how to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Helping Your Child Through Divorce: Part 1- Beginning the Process
by Dr. Wolfe I have a lot of parents who ask me for recommendations on books to read on how to best help their children while they are going through a divorce. Before now, I didn’t have one I could wholeheartedly recommend. I’ve probably read at least 6 or 7 books that I was just […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review: Putting Children First by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, PhD
by Dr. Wolfe Parents often ask me if and when they should give their child a cell phone. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question since each family’s needs are different and each child’s maturity is also different. However, there are important things you can consider to help you make a decision that’s best […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Should I Give My Child a Cell Phone?
by Dr. Wolfe Having a child with anxiety can be challenging. These kids are often so hesitant to try anything, and sometimes that anxiety can come out in crying, tantrums, nightmares, or bad behavior. Having to watch your child feel this way can make you feel powerless to help your child. The good news […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Hardest Part of Parenting a Child with Anxiety
by Dr. Wolfe It’s that time of the year again. Everyone’s wearing new clothes and carrying organized backpacks and brand new school supplies. Some are even excited to go to school and see friends and meet teachers. Then comes the inevitable moment where the newness wears off and school doesn’t look quite as fun or […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Back to School!
by Dr. Wolfe It can be very overwhelming to get the news that your child or teenager has been diagnosed with depression. Parents often blame themselves, wondering “What did I do wrong?” or “What could I have done to stop this?” You may be worried sick about your child, or even feel depressed yourself. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Five Tips to Help Your Depressed Child
by Dr. Wolfe You’ve plugged the outlets, gotten rid of the poisonous cleaning products, and locked up the alcohol and medications. You try to do everything you can to keep your child healthy and out of harm’s way. But have you considered all kinds of safety? The examples above are all about physical safety, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making Your Home an Emotionally Safe Place