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...
STRESS: The Ups, Downs, Do’s and Don’ts

STRESS: The Ups, Downs, Do’s and Don’ts

We are all familiar with stress — that feeling of emotional or physical tension when our body and mind react to a demand or challenge. Whether we like it or not, stress is an inevitable part of life. So let’s figure out how to manage it and make it work...
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...
Small Steps, Big Picture

Small Steps, Big Picture

At the beginning of each new year I examine five areas of my life, asking and answering a question in each: Interpersonal (think relationships!) – How (and who!) can I love better?Intrapersonal – In what area I can grow in emotionally?Spiritually – How may I serve God...