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Karen .. Healthy Living Professional

Boulder, Colorado
I'm a parenting consultant in private practice near Boulder, CO, and I offer consultations by... Full Bio
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prevention is more effective than punishment by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting While doing some research online I came across this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather tha ... Read on »
10 year old who cries at everything by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My ten year old daughter cries at everything and is not very good at sharing. She's not as emotionally mature as her 8 year old sister. Every time they are in a conflict, ... Read on »
on the radio by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was interviewed on The Stacey Stern Show today! We discussed how to communicate with angry or defensive people, including our children and teenagers. Here's the link to ... Read on »
a few thoughts on truth, lying, and teasing by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A conversation with a friend today inspired me to search the archives of my old website for an article I wrote about ten years ago after seeing a father teasing his young so ... Read on »
helping teens with their study habits by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My colleague Lance DeHerrera is a teacher who blogs about using Motivational Interviewing skills within the educational system. In this post, he shares a powerful and inspi ... Read on »
food for thought from The Atlantic by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting interesting article about the potential consequences of over-protecting our children from life's little rough spots; losing at a game, not having a choice, not getting what ... Read on »
worried about going to college and leaving my siblings with an abusive mother by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My mother has what seems to be an awfully long history of mentally and physically abusing us. It's clear that she has mental health issues that she refuses to admit exist. ... Read on »
the truth behind your child's lies by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Patty Wipfler over at www.handinhandparenting.org posted an absolutely fantastic article clarifying what's going on for a child who decides to lie, and what parents can do a ... Read on »
it's alright to cry by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Parents almost always have good intentions when they tell an upset child, "Don't cry."We are usually trying to soothe the child, although if we are painfully honest with our ... Read on »
Nine year old stealing without remorse by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I googled what to do if your 9 year old daughter steals from someone and shows no remorse and stumbled upon your blog. I was touched by the compassion you showed when you an ... Read on »
no credit, no blame: the tao of parenting a high-need child by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A dear friend of mine recently gave birth to a baby who falls on the high-needend of the spectrum. Hearing about her adjustment to parenting reminded meof this article I wr ... Read on »
10-10-10 by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been reading 10-10-10 by Suzy Welch, and I'm intrigued by the transformation this method for decision making could bring to parent-child discussions.Here's the basic id ... Read on »
the importance of listening by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In my work with divorced parents, I often hear fear, trepidation, and frustration about the inability to control the child's experience while under the other parent's care.T ... Read on »
beautiful video about the first breastfeeding after birth by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting it's called the Breast Crawl. lay the newborn between mom's breasts and eventually it will make its way to the nipple and start sucking. this video brought tears to my eye ... Read on »
Joint Custody: When a parent doesn't show up for visitation by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My four year old son gets so upset when his dad doesn't show up for his scheduled parenting time/visitation. What should I do?This one is pretty straightforward. It's a rare ... Read on »
real drowning does not look like it does on TV by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I had no idea that drowning people cannot call for help, are usually vertical, and don't flail their arms. The Instinctive Drowning Response looks nothing like what we see ... Read on »
link to a great article about public tantrums by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting http://www.handinhandparenting.org/news/43/64/Handling-Children-s-Feelings-in-Public-PlacesFor more information about Karen's parenting consultations, click here or visit ww ... Read on »
Joint Custody: Why Is Neutral Language So Important? by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Your ten strategies for coparenting with an uncooperative ex were passed to me and there is substantial good advice there-in, but I make a strict practise of never lying to ... Read on »
a story about the power of listening by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting http://www.handinhandparenting.org/news/176/64/The-Day-I-First-Partnered-with-My-ChildFor more information about Karen's parenting consultations, click here or visit www.kar ... Read on »
an excellent article about how to parent kids with ADHD by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting http://www.handinhandparenting.org/news/177/64/Attending-to-Attention-IssuesFor more information about Karen's parenting consultations, click here or visit www.karenalonge.c ... Read on »