Family Game Night

Family Game Night- Ideas for Fun for all ages

Family | Parenting | Summer

Family Game Night: Ideas for fun for all ages Summertime has started for most, and many children are either relishing the long awaited downtime or enjoying the variety of summer camp or other fun activities. Hopefully the slower pace presents some opportunity for quality time with your family members. A great way to encourage this […]

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May Marathon: Making it through the last days of school

Summer time: 3 Parenting Survival Tactics to make it through May

Parenting | Summer

The month of May can feel like the longest marathon. Leaving most of us haggard, out of breath and ever increasing doubts we’ll make it through. It feels the same for our kids at times. You’ve likely heard complaints recently, as they eye the prize – Summer Time.   “Why do I have to keep […]

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Spring Cleaning for Kids

Spring Cleaning For Kids

Children | Parenting

Just as Spring Cleaning can feel cleansing and empowering for many adults, it can have the same effect for kids. It is important for our children to take inventory of their lives just as we do. Doing so provides them the opportunity to be in control of some aspects of their environment. They are able […]

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The importance of developing your child’s self confidence

The importance of your child’s self esteem

Children | Family | Parents | Self Improvement | Teenage Issues

Allowing children to develop their sense of worth, self esteem and self confidence is critical. These are all skills they are going to need as they mature. By their middle school year’s, children are expected to manage multiple courses, assignments and expectations. As well as deal with their changing bodies, a myriad of social complexities […]

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Family Dinnertime

Bring Back Family Dinnertime

For many, any given weekday evening is spent shuttling children to and from extra curricular activities. Family dinnertime often happens in the car or on the go, leaving very little face time. Certainly activities and extra learning experiences can be fun for our children. In fact, the physical exercise may be important since many children […]

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Aging Parents and Transitioning to Skilled Care

Aging Parents and transitioning to skilled care

Parents | Relationships

Aging Parents: Why We Transition Our Loved Ones from Our Home to a Skilled Nursing Facility Today many adults find they are not only taking care of their children, but their aging parents as well. Many of these families discover over time that caring for their loved ones in the home is no longer an option. […]

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5 Ways Dads can still connect with their Daughters

5 Ways Dads can connect with their Daughters

Dads, hear me when I say this, your daughter still needs and wants a relationship with you. I know it may be hard to see, especially as your daughter hits adolescence. It may seem as she gains more independence; she wants to be around her friends more than home with dad or mom. You may […]

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Parenting Young Men is not for Wimps!

Family | Relationships | Teenage Issues | Young Adult

At any given time, on any given day, the topic of parenting teenage boys dominates my private practice. Parent’s emotions range from victory to defeat. The fact remains, parenting teenage boys is not an easy task, nor for the faint of heart. Here are some basic strategies you can adopt to help survive “The Teenage […]

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Social Media Management for Parents

Social Media Rules of Engagement: Parent’s Edition

Children | Emotions | Excitement | Family | Fear | Parents | Relationships | Social Media | Teenage Issues

Social media is here to stay and parents need to get on board. Apps such as such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, ooVoo, WeChat, Vine and KakaoTalk are more popular then ever among young users ages 11 to 17. Children and Teenagers utilize social media to stay connected, communicate with friends, complete school assignments and […]

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Teenage Anxiety- Symptoms and Solutions

Anxiety | Children | Counseling | Parents | Suicide Prevention | Teenage Issues | Worry | Young Adult

Whether they deserve it or not, teenagers have a reputation for being moody, belligerent and oftentimes downright difficult. These same behaviors can also be signs your teenager may be struggling with anxiety. According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th […]

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