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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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My child shows no remorse #3 by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have a 4 year old son who doesn’t seem to show any empathy when he hurts someone. Just yesterday he was sent home from school because he punched a child in the face. When ... Read on »
monkey see, monkey do by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting this article is rather sobering given the amount of time most kids spend playing video games and watching TV. here's an excerpt:When we watch another person move, our observ ... Read on »
we all need somebody to lean on by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This afternoon on my walk I passed our local elementary school while the kids were being dismissed for the day. As I approached I could hear the wailing of one tiny little g ... Read on »
thoughts on authoritarian parenting by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For some reason I've been very intrigued by the case of the sweatlodge deaths in Arizona, and have been following it closely. So I was not surprised to hear that James Arthu ... Read on »
a must-read article for those who practice attachment parenting by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I so wish I had the benefit of a perspective like this when my kids were little! This profound wisdom from Patty Wipfler, the founder of Hand in Hand Parenting, might have m ... Read on »
research about how alcohol damages the teenage brain by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Pardon the pun, but this information is quite sobering. Researchers have determined that teenage brains are physically damaged by 4 or 5 drinks once or twice a month. Taper ... Read on »
mother-daughter project by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I heard about this from a friend who started her own mother-daughter group locally. I think it's a wonderful idea!http://www.themother-daughterproject.com/For more informat ... Read on »
parenting book recommendation by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When the Labels Don't Fit: A New Approach to Raising a Challenging Child just may be the book I thought I was going to have to write. Now that Barbara Probst has done it, I ... Read on »
I just found out my middle schooler tried pot. What now? by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This can be a very emotional and personal topic, so I want to make sure that you know my intention in posting this response. What follows is my opinion, and nothing more tha ... Read on »
conversation encouragers and discouragers by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the process of googling something else, I stumbled upon a list of rather commonly used expressions that may come across as invalidating of someone's right to feel how the ... Read on »
talking to your teen about romantic relationships by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting not that I believe the subtleties of love or relationship need to be reduced to a magic formula, but I when I discovered this checklist in The Tao of Negotiation: How to Res ... Read on »
night weaning while co-sleeping by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you are a co-sleeping family that wants your older baby or toddler to stop nursing at night, I highly recommend the sensible and compassionate approach described in this ... Read on »
my ex does not support my relationship with my teenage daughters by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Here is an excerpt from e-mail that I received from my ex-wife. As you can tell by the tone of this message, she is very angry, for some reason. And it is obvious that she has ... Read on »
my parenting book recommendations by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Parents often ask me for book recommendations, and I'm sometimes at a bit of a loss because I rarely come across a book that I can endorse without reservation. (I'm very, very ... Read on »
a little parental silliness can save the day by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Learned something interesting from a client today. When her kids are frowning, she tells them that's great, because she's making frown soup and she could use another frown to ... Read on »
what to do when your child whines, "It's not fair!" by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My kids whine that it's not fair when one of them gets something the others don't, like a goody bag at a birthday party. What do I say to them when they tell me that I should ... Read on »
sifting through contradictory parenting advice by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There's certainly no shortage of both solicited and unsolicited parenting advice these days, much of it contradictory:Spare the rod and spoil the child. Never hit a child. Set ... Read on »
What should I do when my kids hit or pester each other? by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sometimes my son gets ornery, and just won't leave his sister alone. He'll poke or hit or verbally harass her, and it drives both me and his sister crazy! I tell him over an ... Read on »
what to do when your child yells at you by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When my child yells at me, I tell her she can't talk to me that way, and that I won't listen until she can be sweet. But rather than calming down, she often just becomes more ... Read on »
don't overreact to teenage drama!!!!!!!!!!! by Karen .. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting (hee hee hee - did you like all those exclamation points in the title up there? that's my idea of a real funny joke...)But seriously, folks. Teenagers can be SO dramatic. ... Read on »