Children

Navigating Technology and Media with Children

A couple of Fridays ago, my family and I were trying to settle on a movie to watch after dinner. With four children spanning the ages of 14 to 6 years old, something simple like, "let's have family mo...

Children | Parenting

Five Life Lessons from Teacher Classroom Placements

Every August, there is great anticipation, a rite of passage, for parents and children, finding out what classroom and teacher they have for the upcoming academic year. It is a rite of passage I remem...

Children | Communication

9 Ways to Co-Parent with Different Parenting Styles

Parenting is hard and parenting with your sweetie can be fertile ground for conflict and arguments, especially when each of you have different parenting styles. In the therapy hour, I see up close and...

Children | Skills and Strategies

Terrorism in the World: How to Cope and Help Your Children Cope

The world of late seems overwhelmingly saturated with awful, heart-wrenching events in local, national and world news. Every day there seems to be negative, scary, and overwhelming information bombard...

Child Development | Children | Featured | Skills and Strategies

12 Tips on How to Raise Kind Children

Kindness is an important character trait. We all have varying degrees of how we express kindness, whether it be through words or actions, or more obvious or subtle. Many people believe kindness is inn...

Children | Parenting | Skills and Strategies

What I’ve Learned About Helping a Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

When pets come into our lives, they become part of our families. In the day-to-day hustle of family life, pets fold into our routine and habits. In turn, we make accommodations for them creating feedi...

Children | Motherhood | Parenting | Skills and Strategies

Practical Mindfulness: Back to School Advice

I can hardly believe we're thinking about back to school when it seems I just started to settle into a summer routine. For years now, this time of year brings a twinge of melancholy as I'm bombarded w...

Child Development | Children | Communication

Boredom Can Be Beneficial: How Kids Build Confidence Through Unstructured Time

New article on Mothering.com   If you would like to print a chart for your child to fill out to combat summer boredom, please click : No More Boredom! Summer Fun Activity List...

Children | Communication | Mental Health

Seeking Therapy for Your Teen Doesn’t Equal Failure: Here Are Some Signs They May Need It

The teenage years are an intense time for children and parents. The developmental push for independence and creation of a personal identity is the foundation of adolescent life and often results in a ...

Children | Gratitude | Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother's Day became an official national holiday in the United States in 1914. We can thank Anna Jarvis for the holiday; she spent four years of her life advocating for mother's to have a day where th...

Children | Motherhood

7 Tips To Manage Post Daylight Savings Time Syndrome

Most mornings I need two cups of coffee. The morning after daylight savings, I need three. I'm tired today. Daylight Savings Time (DST) is a relatively new concept, about 100 years old. The original i...

Children | Parenting | Skills and Strategies

Why Family Meals Matter

Parents all over ponder this question daily-"What are we going to have for dinner?" Here is an important question to add-"Can we make it a family dinner?" There is a growing body of social science ...