Bringing Up the Next Generation “Are you raising a 'sun' or a 'moon'?”

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Bringing Up the Next Generation   Jan ’16                                         Are you raising a ‘sun’ or a ‘moon’?                                                              By Tricia Ferrara, MA     If you stop and listen closely, you can hear the first stirrings of Generation Z. Right now it’s barely audible, but give it a couple of years and this generation will be the equivalent of a sonic boom. Sometimes called post-Millennials, an official name for this group has yet to emerge, but their impact is starting to be … Continued

Local Parenting Therapist and Author Joins CNN Segments

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Bb Chandler Dunn, Main Line Today Main Line resident Tricia Ferrara recently became a correspondent on ‘Parent Acts.’ There is a stark divide between the world that now exists under the age of digital information and the world that existed before. Unprecedented shifts and ceaseless innovation have begun to shift the ways in which we act, think and communicate. Over the past few decades, as technology has pushed the boundaries, 21st century parenting has been forced to adapt. Chester Springs therapist and author ofParenting 2.0: Think in the Future, Act in the Now, Tricia Ferrarahelps guide local parents, and now, … Continued

Parent Acts: How to, like, get our kids to stop saying 'like'

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By Kelly Wallace, CNN (CNN) I think I noticed it when my daughter, now 10, was giving a presentation to her class. Suddenly, I heard the word “like” come out of her mouth after every few words. I cringed, but also knew there was nobody to blame but myself. You see, I too have struggled with saying “like” much more than is necessary. You can also add “you know” to my list of verbal fillers that offer no benefits to my speech, nor my sense of confidence and authority. Now I was faced with my daughter having picked up my … Continued