• Kids
    Communicating With Your Child
    Sharing Dreams
    Sharing Dreams"A Sea-Captain's Son" I recall watching an episode of the television family drama, The Wonder Years, where young Kevin Arnold walked into the summer night of his backyard to discover his father gazing through a telescope perched on...
    Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Teen
    Making the Connection with Teens
    Making the Connection with TeensTips to Get You StartedCommunicating with the kiddos gets more challenging as they get older. Here are somesuggestions to improve your relationship with your teenager. As a natural result of following thesesuggesti...
    Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
  • Family Life
    Making Family Time
    Being There
    Being There Are You Multi-Tasking Your Kids? Do your children seem to be initiating fewer conversations with you? Asking you to play with them less often? Not seeking out your company as much? It could be that your children have discovered that ...
    Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
  • Kids
    Instilling Values
    What Do You Stand For?
    What Do You Stand For?What does your family stand for? I don't mean whether you vote Republican or Democrat. I'm asking about what character traits define who your family is. What virtues do you embrace? What principles guide your behavior? Do yo...
    Carleton Kendrick
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Teen
    Envying Our Teens
    Envying Our TeensWe envy our teens. It's one of those realities we work hard at keeping buried deep in our unconscious minds. If we allowed ourselves to become fully aware of that envy, we might realize that some of our anger, frustration, disapp...
    Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
  • Kids
    Building Self-Esteem
    Accentuate the Positive with Your Kids
    Accentuate the Positive with Your KidsWhat's the daily ratio of positive, encouraging words that you say to your children, compared to the number of complaints, orders, criticisms, warnings, and discouraging words? According to the children I've ...
    Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW