Columnist and blogger
Jennifer DuBose, M.S., C.A.S., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Batavia. She has been a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 1995 and writes the Parenting Isn't For Sissies column for Chicago Parent.
E-mail Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to handle your child's first relationship
December 18, 2012
A reader asks for advice on how to deal with bad behavior from her son's first girlfriend.
Divorced dad seeks advice on saving relationship with son
October 8, 2012
After divorce, a war of words can leave children confused about who is "right".
Get that ohm feeling
August 27, 2012
Meditation with the whole family could be the way to relaxation.
Want intuitive kids? Empower them
July 19, 2012
Children's intuition is in the news these days. In the first of two parts, parenting expert Jennifer DuBose explores the phenomenon and how to encourage kids' budding natural intuition.
Good parenting advice: Pause and say nothing
June 20, 2012
Family and marriage therapist Jennifer DuBose says sometimes saying nothing in certain circumstances really works. Try it and see what happens.
Parenting isn't for sissies: Fathers matter
June 14, 2012
Pop culture often portrays fathers as bumbling, or simply not important. Jennifer DuBose says fathers matter - and mothers should let them.
Trust your mother intuition
April 25, 2012
Parenting Isn't for Sissies columnist Jennifer DuBose has some advice for new and experienced mothers: Be careful what advice you listen to. In other words, trust your intuition.
Listening to your children
March 22, 2012
The first step to good parenting is listening. The second is seeing your child for who he or she is, not who you want them to be.
Get a handle on extreme emotions
February 20, 2012
Ever been so upset about something that you came home and overreacted to a relatively minor incident? When this heightened state of arousal is left unchecked, it can 'leak' into other areas of our lives. There are many things we can do to minimize its negative effects.
Love is real work
January 23, 2012
Love takes work and sacrifice. Is it worth the effort? Yes, it is!