Lots of covers, lots of excitement…


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday. I, for one, can't wait the week to be over. My oldest is home from college in three short days and I couldn't be more excited. But that isn't what this blog post is about. It's about my shiny new cover. Elana Johnson is helping me out with a cover reveal … Continue reading Lots of covers, lots of excitement…

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Supporting Your Child’s Passions


How many of you take the time to nurture your passions? Do you spend time on them? Use your passions to help direct your life goals? Anything?How about the passions your children have? Do you help them nurture their passions? Do you actively encourage your children to explore the things they are most passionate about?If … Continue reading Supporting Your Child’s Passions

More Than Shy: A Request for Help


As many of you know, I announced the sale of my next nonfiction book, MORE THAN SHY: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety, to Prufrock Press. The book will be released in early 2015, which of course means that I am knee-deep in the research phase now. This book covers social anxiety from the perspective … Continue reading More Than Shy: A Request for Help

The Many Forms of Bullying


Yesterday we  focused on understanding the bully. Today, we are talking about the three types of bullying - Physical, verbal and relational. Physical Bullying, due to its visible nature, often attracts the most attention. It can include slapping, hitting, psychical violence and destruction of property belonging to the victim. It is most often perpetrated by male bullies, though … Continue reading The Many Forms of Bullying

Bully Prevention Month: What is a Bully


Since October is Bully Prevention Month, I thought I would dedicate the majority of the rest of the month to the topic, covering everything from bullying, to prevention. To start, it only seems fitting to define what a bully is and is not. Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. The National Association of School … Continue reading Bully Prevention Month: What is a Bully

Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids


I am so happy to announce the official release of my book, Quiet Kids. This book, in addition to being the book I wish I had read as a child, speaks to introversion in children, pulling on the latest research in the area and providing parents and educators strategies to help support introverted children. As … Continue reading Understanding Introverted Children: The Release of Quiet Kids

The Benefits of Social Media for Introverted Children


Happy Thursday everyone! Today is parent advice day around the blog and I thought I would talk a bit about a recent TV segment I was in. The interview was originally going to be about helping introverted children as they go back to school. At least, that is what I thought. Instead, the host wanted … Continue reading The Benefits of Social Media for Introverted Children