Kids who are involved in after school activities have advantages in school, friendships, and in life. How do you balance these activities and other family obligations?

school age, teen, tween

November 20, 2020

Finding Family Balance with After School Activities

Kids who do chores are more successful. Use these tips to help your child get involved in home life at every age.

preschool, school age, teen, toddler, tween

November 6, 2020


Learn how genes and environment influence when your child will start puberty.

teen, tween

October 23, 2020

The Start of Puberty

A few dollars a week can teach lifelong financial literacy. Learn how to set up an allowance so that your child develops financial competence.

preschool, school age, teen, tween

October 9, 2020

Teaching Finances

Bullying can have lasting and concerning effects on a child’s mental health and academic success. But there are steps you can take to prevent bullying.

school age, teen, tween

September 18, 2020


There is a biological reason why your teen can’t fall asleep and has a hard time getting up in the morning. Learn how sleep changes in the teen years and how to help your teen get enough sleep.

teen, tween

September 4, 2020

Teen Sleep

Help prepare your child for a successful school year with 5 simple steps.

preschool, school age, teen, tween

August 28, 2020

Preparing for School Success

What determines which kids climb the ladder of popularity?

school age, teen, tween

July 10, 2020


At peak velocity, teens grow between 3.5 and 4 inches a year. That’s a lot of new pants.

teen, tween

June 19, 2020

Teen Growth Spurt

Once kids start school, there are big changes in how they understand gender – both their own, and other people’s gender.

preschool, school age, teen, tween

May 8, 2020

Forming Ideas About Gender and Gender Roles

Hi, I'm Dr. Kate

I am an award-winning scientist, educator, author, and a mom. I help parents accomplish their goals for themselves and their families.


Developmental Psychologist and a Certified Family Life Educator