ParentFurther Blog


By: Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

Setting expectations for our kids is an ongoing challenge for parents. On the one hand, it’s easy to communicate what we expect. Yet that doesn't necessarily go far enough.

Other Blog Posts

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

School spirit is important for helping bring the student body together. Researchers have also found that when kids feel like they belong to a school, the more likely they are to succeed at school. So promote school spirit! As a parent, you can do a lot to help your child get into the school spirit. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Did you know that September 21 is the International Day of Peace? It’s a great time to ask yourself, Am I raising my child to be a “peacebuilder”? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

When kids spend more time doing homework (and doing it well), they’re more likely to succeed in school. Research has also identified other benefits for young people to spend time doing homework. Read more >

By: Steve Palmer

Now that September 11th is upon us once again, some parents wonder about the best way to talk with their kids about a complicated and emotionally powerful event such as this. Keeping a few basic ideas in mind may help us navigate these conversations about issues that are pretty challenging, even for us adults. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

If you’re a parent of siblings, you already know that siblings fight. The question on most parents-of-siblings’ minds, however, is: How can I get my kids to fight less? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Young people have a gift for making a meal absolutely delightful—or an absolute disaster! As a parent, you can do a lot to avoid embarrassing restaurant snafus and make eating out a fun time for your family. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

As summer starts to wind down, how do you help your child ease back to school anxiety? Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

In our home, we quickly discovered there are three key times during the day when life gets tense: getting ready in the morning, the hour before dinner, and bedtime. As parents, we wanted our kids to do one thing, and our kids wanted to do the opposite. Read more >

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

How do you celebrate the start of the new school year with your kids? Your enthusiasm makes a difference. Even if your kids aren’t excited to go back to school, you can talk about what you love about learning and new beginnings.

By: Marie Williams

Just as we have begun to get mobilized around addressing cyberbullying, along comes another threat. Social media, with its undeniable benefits, has recently been subverted to become anti-social with young people around the country using it as a tool to organize flash mobs that cause mayhem. As the parent of a teen, here’s what you can do. Read more >