Back to School!                     Helping Kids Transition Well

Back to School! Helping Kids Transition Well

Ready or not – it’s back to school time! Some parents can’t wait for the structure and routine of school to kick in; others are hesitant, as life becomes a bit more hectic and scheduled. As a mother of two school-aged girls and a college professor, I find it...
How to Talk with Kids about Violence

How to Talk with Kids about Violence

Given the increase in violence in our world today, it is imperative that we know how to talk with our children about these outrageously horrific and violent events. So here are a couple quick reminders: 1. Find out what they know so you can correct any misperceptions...
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

In our world today, it behooves us to know how to support the youngest amongst us when hardships, tragedy, and disasters strike. Here are 10 quick reminders about how we can talk to children about traumatic events. 1. Be present with them and create a supportive...

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