Parenting….from toddlers to teens the joys and stresses are endless! This section focuses on ways to make parenting easier and less stressful while increasing the positive interactions you have with your children!


Mice are Food, Not Friends!

September 11, 2019, Melissa A Jones, PhD | 37 Comments

With having raised so many children (7.5 children actually), so we have had quite a variety of pets throughout the…

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What Did You Do at School Today?

August 11, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

You ask the same question every day after school (What did you do at school today?) and you get the…

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Five Tips for Busy Moms

August 10, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

All moms are busy, but sometimes (many times) that business can become stressful and overwhelming. Often, just a little planning…

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Senior Year?!?!?

August 7, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I can’t believe I’m sending another kid off to start his senior year of high school. I have helped raise…

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Date Your Spouse!

July 21, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

You met your spouse, spent time together, got to know him or her better, spent more time together finding out…

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Back to School Tips for 2019

July 15, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

With school resuming in the near future here are a few tips to help start the school year off right!…

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Books Recommend By Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jones

July 11, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

As a clinical psychologist, I always like being able to recommend books to my patients. Books allow them to be…

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Miscarriage…21 years later

June 29, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

There is nothing worse than the death of a child. All those hopes, dreams, and plans made are lost. There…

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Parenting Book Excerpt

 June 29, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Why am I qualified to teach parenting? So, why am I qualified to talk about parenting and relationships? First, I’m…

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5 Ways to Help Children Increase Frustration Tolerance

June 26, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

There are endless ways to help your children manage emotions and improve their frustration tolerance. These are just five of the many ways that work well.

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Parents Want to Have Fun Too!

June 23, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

As parents, it’s often hard to remember to take time for yourself, much less actually have time to do something for…

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When the Stomach Bug Hits!

June 19, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I’m a mom of 7.5 kids (see my About Me page if you want to understand that one). I feel…


What do you do when the Mom of Boys doesn’t like camping?

June 15, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I was a single mother when my children were very young. Due to that, I decided I must make sure I…


How Many Times Do I Have To Repeat Myself?

June 5, 2019, Melissa A Jones, PhD

Why won’t my child listen? Why does my child’s teacher always call about his behavior at school? Why is my child,…


Coming soon…..

May 28, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

How Many Times Do I Have to Repeat Myself? Simple Steps to Stress-Free Parenting and Better Family Relationships This is…


What do I do now that my child has been diagnosed with ADHD?

May 22, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

I often have parents ask what they can do to help their children be successful once they have been diagnosed…


Does My Child Have ADHD?

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

Does my child have ADHD? What’s wrong with my child? Is my child “bad”? Is my child’s teacher too strict?…


How to use Questions and Commands to get children to do what you need them to do

May 20, 2019, Melissa A Jones, Ph.D. | Leave a comment

All parents deal with times when their children refuse to comply with their requests. Sometimes it’s a flat out “no”…


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