Helping Kids Make Sense of the World

The only experience my step-son has had with death is when we lost our dog a while back. He remembers the dog, knows he won’t ever get to see him again, and misses him terribly. That’s how he understands death- it takes someone away forever.  Before this whole Coronavirus issue got big enough to closeContinue reading “Helping Kids Make Sense of the World”

Parental Bonding: The Foundation for a Happy Life

Oftentimes, I find myself wanting to overcorrect with my step-son. Of course, this is because he is a very intelligent child, and I want him to use his powers for good and not evil. However, I’ve found that overcorrection can have negative impacts on our relationship, and if he’s done something wrong he usually knowsContinue reading “Parental Bonding: The Foundation for a Happy Life”

How NOT To Talk To A Step-Parent

Being that it is now 2020, we can safely assume that most, if not all, Americans have someone close to them who is part of an alternative family. It could be a friend that got out of a tough relationship, and is now a single parent. Or maybe a family member who takes care ofContinue reading “How NOT To Talk To A Step-Parent”