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Five lessons kids teach parents

Dr. Paul
Close up of school aged kids.

After all of my years working with kids, I’ve to come to realize there is one thing that has remained the same.

Children have great insights on parenting!

When my oldest daughter was in the fourth grade, I decided to visit her class in search of parenting insights. The teacher, knowing I was a psychologist, allowed to me to conduct an informal “consumer” survey. I asked the kids— “What makes a good parent?”. After all, they are the customers of our parental services. Twenty years after my survey, their nine-year-old words of wisdom still ring true. Read more about Five lessons kids teach parents

Surviving Adolescence

Dr. Paul
Teenage boy with group of friends.

At 15, I knew everything. At 16, I could do anything. In my eyes, my parents grew dumber every year I grew smarter. What could they know? Their adolescence was a distant, faded memory—like worn out jeans thrown away long ago. I could no more picture them as pimply peers than I could imagine letting them know my innermost thoughts. Read more about Surviving Adolescence

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Post-holiday weight loss club

Dr. Paul
Female weighing herself on scale.

During the post-holiday season, lots of folks try to lose the weight they gained or didn’t lose, this last year.  I’m member of this club too. It’s especially challenging with all of those Seahawks game-day gatherings. Those spicy chicken wings are divine!

Despite all of my many efforts, over my adult life, I’m still overweight. Sigh. The comforting news—I’m not alone. Read more about Post-holiday weight loss club

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