9 Must-Read Posts on Parenting for the School Year Ahead

9 Must-Read Posts on Parenting for the School Year Ahead

I’ve rounded up my favorite blog posts on parenting this month — just in time for back-to-school.

As we move towards the end of the summer, it’s a great time to have new ideas and inspiration for the academic year ahead.

I hope that you find inspiration among these thoughtful pieces to make the coming school year healthier and happier for you and your family… just be sure to tell me what you learned from these posts in the comments below:


Social Anxiety in Children: The 3 C’s to Growth

@Rickackerly
Rick Ackerly

by Rick Ackerly

geniusinchildren.org · @RickAckerly

I love this article by Rick Ackerly.

Both insightful and inspiring, it goes beyond the subject of social anxiety in kids and helps us see all kids and their challenging behaviors in a new and promising light.

My favorite quote from his article is:

“Measuring up doesn’t make us happy; making a difference does.”

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Brain, Heart Matters: Understanding Your Brain to Change Your Boundaries

Dr. Earl Henslin
Dr. Earl Henslin

by Dr. Earl Henslin

drhenslin.com · @DrHenslin

We all know that we need to manage our emotions. In this article by Dr. Henslin, we get a highly reinforcing physiological explanation for what’s going on and why not participating in emotionally charged conversations is so important.

He’s an excellent writer and I got a lot out of it.

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Loneliness Is Merely An Attitude You Can Abolish Today!

Dr. Michael Broder
Dr. Michael Broder

by Dr. Michael Broder

drmichaelbroder.com · @DrMichaelBroder

I sometimes wonder if the kids we are raising in our always-connected world will ever know how to spend alone time with themselves.

Dr. Broder offers an important perspective on why alone time is important to us, how to change our attitudes towards it, and how to embrace it. I found it inspiring and reading this post helped me commit to setting better limits for myself.

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10 Ways To Help You And Your Child Get Emotionally Ready For College

Dr. Margaret Rutherford
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

by Dr. Margaret Rutherford

drmargaretrutherford.com · @doctor_margaret

Dr. Rutherford offers this very timely piece for those of us sending our teenagers off to college.

Her 10 points are right on the money and may just inspire you to have faith in yourself and your college-bound teenager.

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The Expectation Gap

Dr. Deborah Gilboa
Dr. Deborah Gilboa

by Dr. Deborah Gilboa

askdoctorg.com · @AskDocG

The title of this Ted Talk — The Expectation Gap — presented by Deborah Gilboa doesn’t do it justice.

Dr. Gilboa is a fabulous speaker who presents a game-changing view of raising teenagers. I loved it and it is more than worth the 15 or so minutes to take it in.

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5 Simple Ways You Can Turn Around a Bad Mood Fast

Amy Morin
Amy Morin

by Amy Morin

amymorinlcsw.com · @AmyMorinLCSW

This post by best selling author Amy Morin offers five easy to apply skills for turning around a bad mood. Given that our moods are so integral to our lives and ultimately to our happiness, managing bad moods will make a big difference to how we live our lives.

These five skills are a great reminder for parents and good stuff for coaching our inherently moody kids.

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Got a High School Senior? 6 Smart Ideas for Parenting Senior Year

Susan Borison
Susan Borison

by Susan Borison

yourteenmag.com · @SusanBorison

Adolescents in different stages of development require different parenting approaches. In this post, Susan Borison has seven parenting experts offer advice for parenting your high school senior.

In some areas they all agree, and in other ways they offer unique perspectives that I found helpful.

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7 Strategies to Address ADHD

Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman

by Dr. Mark Hyman

drhyman.com · @MarkHymanMD

This blog post about the importance of an anti-inflammatory diet in treating ADHD is close to my heart. When I went on an anti-inflammatory diet 12 years ago, my energy went way up and my weight went down.

Real solutions to real problems without medications to fix the effects of medications.

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What The Olympic Games Can Teach Kids About Winning And Losing

April Scott-Clarke
April Scott-Clarke

by April Scott-Clarke

ascottclarkemedia.com · @AScott_Clarke

In this timely article, April Scott-Clark uses the Olympics as a discussion point for talking about kids and competition.

Often a murky subject, her article provides some excellent focus and lessons to bring to our kids.

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Well, what did you think?

If you found these posts helpful, please be sure to share my first roundup on social media and leave a comment below.

Also, if you haven’t already purchased your copy, my first book — Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle — is being published in October. It’s available for pre-order now on:

And if you think there might be a Control Battle happening in your family, please download my free self-assessment checklist just below this post.

— Neil

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