Welcome to my Blog! Kids of all ages are now a bundle of contradictions: they exude entitlement, back talk shockingly, negotiate endlessly, worship celebrity, do ten things at once and conduct independent lives on line. Yet, they’re also far more open with their parents and each other than kids in prior generations, are strikingly generous and empathetic, and care deeply about ethical issues. The key question, then, is how to encourage the good in these complicated times, how to strengthen 21st century children and their families. I believe today’s parents, child professionals & educators are uniquely open and qualified to bring out the best in our kids. So, for both parents or professionals I try to describe child and family life today in clear ways and show what actually works – in a changing, challenging world.