Is Your Kid Getting Enough Sleep?

According to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ national conference, a lot of kids need more rest.

Researchers surveyed parents of nearly 50,000 U.S. children ages 6 to 17 and found less than half are getting the recommended minimum of nine hours of sleep most weeknights.

CBS News asks counselor and parenting expert Julie Ross for some practical advice and some perspective.



Can You Hear Me?

Working Mother magazine features an interview with Julie Ross, founder of Parenting Horizons, on the four essential parenting tools for keeping the lines of communication open with your teenager. Read the article online here

Is it possible to transform a toxic divorce into a harmonious one? How do you turn the blame and insults into positive productive communication? Listen to the KPCC Public Radio interview as Julie Ross suggests a variety of ways to mitigate the negative effects of infighting on the children of divorced parents.