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
Get your family in shape
December 22, 2011
Kick off 2012 by taking stock in your family's life. Columnist Jennifer DuBose provides the tips to get you started.
Make things easier on yourself
December 9, 2011
Jennifer DuBose with some great tips on working together, communicating and having fun with your kids.
Dealing with your child's first crush
October 27, 2011
A child's first crush is scary and exciting. Help them navigate through it by following their lead.
Every parent's refrain: Why can't they just get along?
September 27, 2011
How we nurture the bond between our children can have a big impact on whether that relationship lasts long after they've grown up.
Fostering friendships: Good for you, good for the kids
August 26, 2011
Friendship enhances self-esteem, helps kids adjust to social and academic demands at school and diminishes their vulnerability to negative peer pressure and unhealthy attachments
What to tell your kids when Alzheimer's strikes
June 29, 2011
Alzheimer's is scary stuff, but adults are not the only ones affected. Children who love someone with Alzheimer's need information and reassurance, the sooner the better.
Fired up about TSA pat-downs?
April 20, 2011
A year-and-a-half after 9/11, my daughter, then just 2 years old, was asked to take off her Winnie the Pooh sneakers and stand, spread-eagle, for a female Transportation Security Administration screener. She was scanned with a wand and quickly patted down.
When it comes to family matters, stop and think before acting
March 1, 2011
The message you send when you ask for time to think about another person’s perspective— whether it’s your child’s or another adult’s—is that you’re willing to carefully consider it.
A Mom's New Year's Resolutions
January 20, 2011
I’m not a big fan of making New Year’s resolutions. I suspect this is because I know I’m a slacker – and won’t keep them.
Letting our kids just be for a while
December 9, 2010 - Comments (1)
So what if others with Ivy League aspirations for their children are racing to beef up their preschoolers’ resumes? I have a hunch there’s a better way to grow a well-rounded child.