Parenting Styles: Are You Encouraging Growth or Hindering It?

Posted on May 28, 2019

Tyler and Nathan got into trouble at school. Being 14-years old and living in a body of fired hormones, it was bound to happen. Impulsive, impatient and impolite, both boys were imp-ing for trouble! They had it coming! All in one month, together, they had: 1. Hidden Careen’s backpack on the football field. 2. Snuck into the girls’ bathroom and planted a time-released cockroach jar explosion. 3. Reprogrammed the school bell 30 minutes ahead. Surprise! Life catches up with you. They were busted…

Motherly Love – A Healing Journey

Posted on May 12, 2019

It was just 48 hours before my daughter’s bridal shower, and I was unable to walk straight. Severe back pain had brought the madness of wedding prep to a screeching halt. I had been playing Mother of the Bride with patience, dedication, and pride for the last six months, and my daughter and I had literally worked 16 hours a day, juggling our day jobs and wedding planning, to put together a week-long traditional Indian wedding It had been fun…

Back to Work Guilt: 3 Tips to Bounce Back

Posted on April 29, 2019

“I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work part-time so that I could dedicate more time and attention to raising my two beautiful kids. However, I now have to go back to work full time. As the day approaches, I am having such a hard time with this decision and the guilt is now getting the best of me. Help!” This is a common and big dilemma for parents and most of the time, it is unavoidable. The sooner…

Positive Attitude: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Posted on April 16, 2019

I’m so excited to share with you a post by renowned Licensed Educational Psychologist and longtime friend, Laurie Adachi, LEP. She has been instrumental in guiding and offering support to both my children through their academic challenges – so much so that my children would reach out to her independently for direction even when they were in college! I highly respect her work and have referred many of the families that I work with over to her. Laurie truly offers supportive…

PG-13: Ready or Not?

Posted on April 11, 2019

The terrible twos, the preschool separation blues, the elementary school adjustments, and the middle school social challenges are all in preparation for high school’s peer pressure, academic expectations from parents and teachers, “independence” declaration, and communication breakdowns!!! Who could ever be ready for all of this? Surely not a 13 or 14-year-old, new-to-teenage-years child! Then pour some physiological changes, hormone spikes, and unwanted hair growth to the mix and just observe. Obviously, these are not soluble ingredients. Each one is…