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  • Allowances form the foundation for most kids to learn to deal with money. Its critical the allowance is set up as an ongoing process for earning money, not a method to demonstrate love or to reward kids for actions that are naturally expected in a family unit. Here are...

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  • I’m often asked about spanking and its positive or negative impact on kids. A few years ago Child Magazine did a survey of their readers and found that 37 percent of parents discipline their toddlers several times a day, and 27 percent discipline their child in public several times...

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  • Your tween has a boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe your tween tells you directly. Or perhaps, you found out from a friend, another parent, Facebook or by checking in on their texts.  You feel that moment of dread and panic. How could this be? You’re baffled. How could he be...

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  • How to curb kid test jitters, get ready for those tests, improve scores, and recognize if when to seek medical advice It’s that time again one of kids more dreaded four-letter words: T.E.S.T. These days it seems even for many kids even if they’ve studied hard and done their...

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Raising Caring Boys

Raising Caring Boys

Co-Host of Hallmark’s “Home & Family” Mark Steines offers advice on some crucial aspects of raising kids as a single dad in today’s complex...Read More »

Raising Caring Kids

Raising Caring Kids

An Interview with Hallmark Co-Star with Mark Steines of “Home and Family” Cristina Ferrare Raising caring kids is a difficult job in today’s busy...Read More »

4 Positions to NOT Put Your Child In


These days, it seems most parents shy away from their main role, which is,...Read More »

Shy Kids: Tips for Introducing Children to New Experiences


Signing a child up for an indoor soccer club, a local theater club or...Read More »

Easing The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression


how to deal with the baby blues  The magical glow of a smiling pregnant...Read More »

6 Tips to Help Your Child Produce Quality School Work


According to Steve Reifman, to help children reach their amazing potential, it is imperative...Read More »

Knowing If Your Teenager is Hanging with the Wrong Crowd


The wrong crowd is another way of saying that your kid is hanging around...Read More »

Dr. Karen Ruskin

What Can Be Learned About Mental Health From Germanwings?

When tragedy occurs and makes the news, as a mental health professional, I have the opportunity to share my insights. In the case of the Germanwings tragedy, FOX News Channel’s; ‘Your World With Neil Cavuto’ called upon my expertise as a Psychotherapist to share my thoughts as to what can be learned. Without dialogue...

Germanwings Co-Pilot’s Depression

Mental Health Awareness During my interview on FOX News Channel’s The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson today, I shared my insights live, in response to the tragic story of the airplane crash upon which the Germanwings co-pilot reportedly had a history of severe depression. I appreciate having the opportunity to share my thoughts, for...

Leadership – Advance In Your Career, There’s No Excuse

American Association For Marriage And Family Therapy – Leadership Keynote As the invited keynote speaker for the American Association For Marriage and Family Therapy’s Leadership Symposium in Arlington VA March 2015, I had the opportunity to share my story of career accomplishments and advancement, being a leader in my industry as a Marriage and...


How To Stop Bullying – & Secrets Parents Need to Know

The topic of bullying continues. Parents have questions, and this parenting expert has the...

Classroom Bullying We Don’t Discuss

As October comes to a close and we wrap up honoring National Bullying Prevention...

Could Your Child Be a Cyber-Bully?

Do you suspect your child is bullying other kids online? By Mary Kay Hoal...

4 Tips to Help Kids ‘STANd’ Up to Bullying

taking down the bully As sure as kids return to school each Fall in the U.S.,...

The Guide for Creating Student Bullying Focus Groups

An essential way to hear student concerns about school safety, their ideas for reducing...

“Cyberbullying and Bullying Are Not the Same” Say Kids

BC research and three takeaways for bully prevention New research on bullying is published so...


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