Kid-Sick or Kid-Free-Jubilee

Kid-Sick or Kid-Free-Jubilee

Tips from a First-Time Sleepaway Camp Parent (who happens to be a child and family psychologist) … Okay, parents of campers – let’s be honest, for some of us, the mere thoughtof dropping our kids off at sleep away camp causes our stomach to drop and...
Fostering Resiliency in Kids

Fostering Resiliency in Kids

Growing up in a single-parent home, with a mother who struggled with alcoholism and other mental health issues, meant my sister and I witnessed more at a tender age then we should have. As a result, we were mature beyond our years, we learned to overcome, and we...
Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

As I continue to hear stories of loss and trauma – many involving children – and listen to the helicopters fly above transporting people to our hospital, I wanted to offer 10 quick reminders of how we can talk to children about disasters. 1. Be present...