Peaceful Parenting Tactics

Think back to the first few days with your first newborn baby.  All the new items from the crib to the baby swing came with detailed instructions on assembly, use, and troubleshooting.  Then, a little human entered your life, and you might have wondered where the manual for that little love was!  (Or was that […]

Eating Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Eating disorders are serious and life-threatening illnesses. They do not discriminate.  People of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, races, and genders may develop an eating disorder. Symptoms of eating disorders may be seen in children as young as four years old, and people as old as 90+ years old are being diagnosed as well.  In my […]

Better Body Image

As parents, we worry how to prevent our children from succumbing to the pressure to look a certain way.  Because there is indeed pressure.  We also might wonder where the line between negative body image and an eating disorder lies.  In my experience, negative body image is often the first symptom in the development of […]

Breaking Down the Great Myths of Adolescence

In the new book, “The Great Myths of Adolescence” – co-authored by our guest, Dr. Mike Axelrod – the myths that have plagued teens for generations are broken down to find the truth! In this age of equality and eliminating stereotypes, it seems we have forgotten to consider a younger generation!  The stereotypes of teens […]

Discipline That Works

All parents wonder about effective discipline for their children regardless of age. However, disciplining older children and teens can be challenging if for no other reason than they have so much more freedom and independence from us. Dr. Mike Axelrod sat down with Cole to discuss effective discipline for older children and teens. He brings […]