The Super Nanny Ain’t Coming

by Jennifer Weberman on 01/23/2012

How often have you heard a parent lament, “If only children came with an instruction manual!” When you decided to create your family, the fantasy may have looked something like warm snuggles, family bonding, tough life lessons taught with loving limits within the safety of your home (I watched the same tv shows growing up that you did!). And while that may or may not be the case, the reality also may have included sleepless nights, wild temper tantrums, developmental delays, an unexpected medical issue, IEP meetings, a painful divorce, mock terrorist attack drills at school, Kim Kardashian, cyber bullying, a concerned report from the school…you get the idea. You’ve been thrown a few curve balls along the way. What’s a parent to do without that elusive instruction manual? If only the Super Nanny could come to the rescue! (Oh, what I wouldn’t do to have her hidden cameras!!) Well guess what folks?

 The Super Nanny ain’t coming.

But that’s ok.

I am creating this blog to serve as a community of resources for you, my brave and determined readers. Knowledge is power and my commitment is to create empowered parents, peaceful homes and healthy children. That is why there will be a veritable buffet of resources available to you on this blog. Each week, expert contributors will offer you a wide range of tasty tidbits to guide you through this bumpy yet glorious journey of raising a child without losing your head! Cuz lord knows that none of us knows everything and how wonderful is it to share what we know with others to make life a little sweeter.

Who’s Who on The Parenting Playground Team

Ever wonder how to get your kids to eat their vegetables? Or how to get them to see that there is life beyond chicken nuggets and pizza? Jodie Block is our “Sneaky Dietician” armed with many tricks up her sleeve that she has experimented with on her own children.

Do you have a child with special needs? Are you trying to figure out the difference between a 504 and an IEP and what your rights are as a parent? Molly Matava is a Special Education and Child Advocate and founder of Bay Area Advocacy. She is so chock full of information from her personal and professional experiences that she is oozing to share with you.

Do you find yourself trying to squeeze personal time into the cracks and crevices of your week? Do you find yourself wondering where YOU disappeared to after becoming a parent? Life Coach Julie Lieberman Neale is here to help. Through keen insights and thought provoking questions, she will help you rediscover YOU, and powerfully create a life of balance and fulfillment.

Have you noticed that introducing children into a marriage seems to require a sacrifice of privacy, spontaneity and romance? Dr. Amelia, a Harvard educated Psychologist and Marriage Counselor, has golden nuggets of insight to help you find safe, effective ways to communicate with your partner and recreate that juicy relationship that had you say “I do” in the first place.

Would you love to see your child engaged in good ol’ fashioned physical activities (you know, like running, jumping and playing outside?) Would you love to see them exercise more than just their two thumbs? Joel Matalon is our resident fitness expert. He and his comic book counterpart, Little Joe Fitness, know lots of cool ways to get your kids off the couch and moving around!

And last but certainly not least, there’s me, Dr. Jennifer! I’m a Psychologist and a Parent Coach and I have a deep love for empowering families. It’s almost wacky how much I love what I do. In my posts, I’ll be providing you with an arsenal of tools and techniques to help you set effective limits, manage obstacles that come your way and actually enjoy your children to the fullest.

Thanks for stopping by!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

dave March 12, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Very professional!


Stewart hanford March 13, 2012 at 4:37 AM

I would like to get info on single parenting


Jennifer Weberman March 14, 2012 at 12:21 AM

Thanks for the feedback! As we add more content we’ll be sure to look at many facets of parenting, including single parenting. Stay tuned!


Erica Lerea March 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

What great articles! I look forward to reading more!!!!


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