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

anxious kid on stairs

While it may be difficult for an adult to understand the fears of young children, those anxieties can seem very real and scary particularly to a child between the ages of three and six. As a parent, the best approach you can take in helping to soothe your child’s fears is to first model calmness and reassurance.

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

Tips for Finding the Best Summer Camp for Your Child

Summer is fast approaching! It’s time for vacation and travel-planning, which, for many, includes registering kids for camp. Choosing a summer camp can be an exciting, but time-consuming and challenging experience. It can be difficult to narrow down the right camp for your child with so many options, from day … Read More

Gratitude Journaling: The Power of Being Grateful


Journaling is a well-known and widely used practical approach to gain insight and clarity by processing your emotions on paper. Over the past decade, gratitude journaling has gained popularity for its benefits, including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness among adults and kids. The premise of gratitude … Read More

Helping Your Child Grieve the Loss of a Pet

Dealing with the loss of a pet is never easy. Pet owners love their animal companions and many consider them members of their family. Therefore, it is not unusual to experience sadness and difficulty after the loss of a pet. This event can be especially distressing for children. Many kids … Read More

Depression in Teenagers- See the Signs


Teenagers today are faced with ever-increasing pressures. From the changes of puberty, the pressure to fit in, meeting academic and parental expectations, peer pressure and the media, it’s no wonder that an estimated 3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode. … Read More