Cultivating Gratefulness

When our days become too busy and we allow ourselves to get caught up in the distractions that surround us, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters. When we lose sight of what truly matters, we end up with feelings of unhappiness, confusion, emptiness. Inevitably, this suffering impacts … Read More

Boundaries: Communicating Where You Begin and End

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” -Brene Brown What are boundaries and why are they important? Boundaries are anything that help to differentiate you from someone else-they communicate where your limits begin and end. In the absence of … Read More

Self-Harm: Students in Pain

Emotional pain takes many forms, and sadly, self-harming behaviors are what young people commonly turn to in their effort to cope with feelings of worthlessness, sadness and anxiety.  The responsibility falls on parents, schools, and the community to be informed and prepared to help young people, especially those that resort … Read More

Kids and Anxiety: How Parents Can Help

If you have ever experienced anxiety, you know that it can be overwhelming, confusing, and frightening. The way children experience anxiety is no different. Fear is a basic emotion for every human being. It’s absolutely normal to feel anxious or worried at times; in fact, fear can even be helpful … Read More

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic

It is not uncommon for well-intending parents to go into problem-solving mode and take control when their teen approaches them for help. When a teen has found themselves in a troubled situation, one of the biggest mistakes a parent can make is to own their problems and take responsibility for … Read More

The Key to Raising a Happy Child

Boss, manager or consultant? When you think about your role as a parent, what approach do you believe is most effective in raising self-driven, happy and well adjusted children, adolescents and young adults? In their new book, The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More … Read More