It’s summer! The kids are out of school, which means that they have lots of free time. Many parents struggle to find things to do that are both cost effective and fun. Here are some exciting ideas for you and your family to try this summer...Read More
Becoming a mom is an incredible experience. You give life to a brand new little human, who changes your world forever and perhaps turns it upside down for a while. If you have a toddler at home, this can be an especially challenging time!
Here are some helpful tips on how to manage a toddler and a newborn's needs together...Read More
Approaching the idea of therapy with your teen can be a difficult. It may bring up the question, "what is wrong with me? or the notion that you are disappointed or that your child isn't measuring up.
Here are four quick tips for getting your child to commit to the process....Read More
Summer is the time of year to get outdoors and enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Sometimes, the free time and changing family schedule can make you feel depressed. If you feel down or bored this summer, try listening to Buzzfeed’s playlist of uplifting songs from over the years. Here are some suggestions...Read More
It’s the end of June, and the day that you send your child to sleepaway camp for the first time is quickly approaching. It’s completely normal for any parent to be anxious about the experience. Read our latest blog post for quick tips on how to ease this transition....Read More
Transitions can be difficult for adolescents and parents, so the transition to adulthood is definitely no exception! It’s important for your child to feel comfortable talking to you about some of his or her stressors, anxiety, fears and worries about the transition. Autonomy can be simultaneously liberating, scary and challenging.
Here are 4 Life Skills for your emerging young adult to practice and master in order to help make the transition smoother:Read More
Grieving a loss is a process that we will all experience at some point in our lives. The most obvious form of grieving is for a dying or deceased loved one, including a pet. However, loss can occur in areas other than in death such as when receiving a health diagnosis, during the end of a union, or even when an experience doesn't measure up to your expectations. Here are five steps toward grieving any loss....Read More
As a parent, you may have experienced some challenges with communicating with your teen(s). Maybe you argue about social media usage, academic performance in school or the lack of quality time he or she spends with you.
Avoid discord and disconnection with your child by using one or all of these tips....Read More
Do you ever feel like no matter how much you do during the day, it still isn't enough? Life can be stressful, especially when you have kids. Whether you are a mom to a colicky newborn, or a mom of three, it's easy to let stress build up and feel like you have little time to yourself.
Here are 4 easy ways for busy moms to de-stress - and it won't cost a thing!:Read More
Any parent that has a child who can speak has heard the familiar phrase, "i'm bored!" The first thing a parent might think is "I wish I had time to be bored!" and an easy response could be, "go play." Then you might get a dreaded retort such as, "there's nothing to play" or "I played everything already." This scenario is frustrating for sure. What is a parent to do when faced with these words?
Read on to learn four easy responses...Read More
We all have been overwhelmed from time to time by the amount of items on our "to-do" lists or by what we perceive as responsibilities that feel like mountains to climb. Often, we don't complete tasks or meet goals when we feel discouraged or defeated, or generally weary.
Read on for 3 action steps to help you achieve your goals...Read More
If you are not intentional about taking care of yourself, you may end up feeling burned out. Burnout can be defined as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation, usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration” (Merriam Webster).
Some of the signs of burn out include: poor concentration, exhaustion, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, and lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed. Read on for some helpful tips for avoiding burn out...
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish normal adolescent mood shifts, reactions or rebellion from verifiable symptoms of depression, as they often mimic each other.
Read on for three quick ways to tell the difference...Read More
Entering into therapy can be a daunting and sometimes even scary process. Finding a therapist that you believe can understand and help you is essential to the success of the process.
Read on for three ways to know if a therapist is a good fit for you..Read More
For some people who don’t connect with the gender that has been assigned to them at birth, the daily struggle can be very profound. Gender fluidity is a term used to describe gender identity that is a dynamic mix of boy and girl, the two traditional genders.
Read on for some helpful terminology to help you understand gender identity...Read More
We live in a world where teens spend an enormous amount of time comparing themselves to others on social media, in magazines or fashion blogs. According to a self-esteem campaign by Dove, 7 out of 10 girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up. Here are a few tips to help boost your daughter’s self-esteem...Read More
If you or someone you know is struggling with Depression, you might assume that the first day of spring would bring a sense of relief. Yes, the days are lighter, and in certain parts of the country, warmer; however, this may not positively impact people with Depression. Read on for three ways that spring might worsen symptoms of Depression...Read More
Overwhelmed by trying to control technology usage in your family? Instead of implementing rules, it may be beneficial to establish “best practice” boundaries around technology use.
Read on for some simple tips to help you manage technology in your home…Read More
Did you know it’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, or sleep deprivation? Sleep deprivation puts you at risk for heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It can also affect your energy, athletic performance, cognitive health and promote hunger cravings. Additionally, chronic sleep issues have been correlated with anxiety and depression.
Keep reading for 3 tips to ensure you get your Zzz’s…Read More