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make friends guest Camie Christensen

At every age, children vary greatly in how they make friends, keep friends and handle challenges such as conflict, bullying, rejection or bad influence. So, to what extent can effective, positive social skills be taught? And what is the appropriate role of parents in helping children build these important life skills? Camie Christenson, Program Director…

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working mothers guest Pamela Lenehan

Although a majority of moms are employed during their childrearing years, many of us still experience a nagging concern that our children some day will look back on their childhood and feel short-changed. But a recent study by business leader and mother Pam Lenehan shines light on the overwhelmingly positive views of adult children reflecting…

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children and divorce guest Dr. Jordan Hart

When parents divorce, children typically experience a wide range of feelings, including loss, sadness, fear, anger and anxiety. These feelings come out in different ways, depending on age, personality and circumstances. But there are many things parents and other caring adults can do to help children cope and even thrive beyond this challenging time. Child…

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fathers and daughters guest Linda Nielsen

A wealth of research highlights the importance of fathers to the development of both sons and daughters. Yet many women say they don’t really know their fathers very well and/or they often feel criticized by their fathers. In situations of divorce or separation, these issues often are even more pronounced. But, as Wake Forest professor…

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mentoring guest Dr. Lindsey Weiler

One caring, supportive adult can make all the difference in the life of a young person who is struggling or living in high-risk circumstances. But all children can benefit from an adult who invests time to teach them new skills or help them discover new possibilities. (Chances are you know this from your own life!)…

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