Help Your Kids Stand Up

As we are all getting ready to send our kids back to school, the topic of bullying starts to become more prevalent. It is plastered all over the news these days with school shootings, cyber bullying, teen suicides being linked back to bullying. Bullying can come in different forms but … Read More

School Schedule Stressors

Like the ebb and flow of low and high tide at the beach, school starting can bring a sense of rhythm and order to the unscheduled freedom of summer vacation.  It can also bring added stressors that impact the family in multiple ways.   Getting all family members out the door … Read More

Handy Hints for Hitting the Books

A few helpful hints for hitting the books at the beginning of another school year. Stay organized with a calendar and set up a schedule to complete homework.  Set aside time to complete projects and mark it on the calendar. This can be more effective than beginning a paper at … Read More

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

We all have our favorite things; pizza, cars, baseball, books, exercise, etc. Often times we get immersed in so many of our favorites that we lose connection with why they are our favorites or we can even forget that those items or people are our favorites.  Imagine, for a minute, … Read More

Rules of the Game

In any game, there are clear rules, guidelines, time-outs, and borders. If someone decides to play outside of the rules, there are clear penalties or the player might even have to take back the move and lose a turn.  Sometimes, the rules are so detailed that the rules themselves become … Read More

Living In the Gray

Do you live your life in the gray? It seems to occur more with people than ever before. What used to be seen as right or wrong has now become questionable. Black and white areas of behavior are not necessarily the norm any longer. Viewpoints of life, quite often obtained … Read More

A Life in the Present

We all have friends who constantly remind us about their childhood successes: scoring the winning touchdown to win the State Championship, winning the third grade spelling bee by spelling the word “expectation”, or becoming the valedictorian of their high school or college class. These conversations always seem to come up … Read More

Clock Watching – The First Three Minutes

In his book, The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work, John Gottman writes about predicting the outcome of a conversation between a couple based on the first three minutes of the interaction.  If the discussion begins with a harsh tone, inevitably it will have a negative ending.  Maybe it isn’t … Read More

Dealing with Pet Loss

GROW was featured on Fox 5! Check out the video clip below… Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 “Anyone who considers their pet a member of the family knows the intense pain that’s felt after losing them. Grief counselor Jennifer Wilmoth says going through the grieving process … Read More