Gifts to Bring Your Family Closer

You know that spending time together as a family is one of the most important things you can do. But in modern families, this can be pretty challenging as we deal with so much going on and with so many distractions. A main one being technology. Research shows that technology is substantially interfering with relationships1,2. […]

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How to Swim not Sink in Sea of Parenting Blogs

There are literally millions of parenting blogs. According to eMarketer, in just the U.S. and just among moms, there were over 4 million in 2014. Adding in the time that has passed, Dads who are blogging, and of course all the professionals, that number is likely quite a bit higher. Many are excellent, while others […]

Is Chaos Controlling Your Family?

With a high degree of chaos in the home often comes a family environment that is more psychologically and physically stressful to parents and to children. I’m going to be digging into this and offering some solutions to help you break the control that chaos may be having on your family. What is ‘chaos’ in […]

Check out the Parent in the Know Videoblog Library!

We have many of our blogs in video version on the Parent in the Know YouTube channel. Short and concise, these videoblogs are perfect for when you have just 5 to 15 minutes and want to learn about the research and get strategies for parenting and optimal child outcomes. I’ve put together this list so […]

Best Parenting Books for Your Summer Reading List

While you enjoy the latest novels this summer, I’d like to encourage you to add in a parenting book or two as well. As summer is a time to regroup for many parents, it makes an ideal opportunity to reflect and recharge our parenting. A great way to do this is through reading about parenting. […]

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Do You Know Where YOUR Parenting Is Going?

What You’re Up Against I recently came across an article that was both eye-opening and a bit disheartening with the title, “Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers ‘shamed’ by others about their parenting skills.” It turns out that shaming is what is actually going on under the cloak of advice, and it’s leading to substantial stress […]


Tools for a Great Parenting Journey

For the past few months I’ve been working to expand and refine the services offered by Parent in the Know. To reflect this, we have a new tag line “…tools for a great parenting journey”. I’m so excited to share the updates about our 3 core services: Assessment, Parent Coaching, and Business Consulting. Highlights of […]

Top 10 Best Studies for Parents

As I mentioned awhile back, I’ve been working steadily to transition some important activities here at Parent in the Know to broaden our offerings. I’ve also had several large and very interesting consulting projects I’ve been working on. As a result, I haven’t been blogging as regularly. But…I’ve been following the research in parenting, education, […]

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The Payoff of Being Consistent with Kids

An area of parenting that gets a great deal of attention is being consistent. As parents we have an idea that consistency is a “good thing” but you may not be fully aware of just why. This month I’m covering what consistency in parenting really means and its impacts on children, along with effective strategies […]

Promoting Child Assertiveness for Better Social Competence

As the new school year gets underway, children’s social competence skills are put to the test as new friendships are forged and existing ones strengthened or challenged. Social competence allows children to successfully negotiate the demanding landscape of peer relationships. One key component of social competence is assertiveness. This is the area I’ll be focusing […]