Supporting our Teachers

Simple acknowledgement and encouragement can go a long way and can help our teachers understand that we empathize with and appreciate their role.

Back to School with ADHD

For kids with ADHD, heading back to school can be a very stressful time. They are facing new classmates, a different teacher, and a new schedule, and all of this can combine to cause some significant anxiety around school. This often results in outbursts at home and struggles around getting … Read More

New School Year, New Responsibilities

New School Year Responsibilities for Children

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” Booker T. Washington The summer is coming to an end, and that can only mean one thing… it’s time to head back to school! There are many pros … Read More

Turning Sibling Rivalry into Sibling Harmony

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When it comes to your kids getting along, sometimes you can end up feeling less like a parent and more like a referee. Sibling rivalry is something that most families experience to some degree. Whether it’s a simple squabble over a toy or a full-blown fight with lots of yelling, … Read More

Ways to Raise a Confident Child

Create Confident Children

If you are like most parents, you probably want to raise a confident child. The first step in this process begins with understanding the concept of a “sense of self.” Defining “Sense of Self” Around the age of two, kids began to develop their own sense of self and they … Read More

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean? Part 1

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Children experience the same emotions as adults. They can feel everything from happiness to sadness to anger to nervousness to even stress. However unlike adults, many children do not understand how to effectively deal with the range of emotions they experience. Just like other life skills parents pass onto their … Read More

Self Care During Election Season

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It is Election Season and it is a wonderful privilege to be able to vote and participate in deciding what our government will look like over the next four years. However, I think we can all agree that this election season has been very stressful, regardless of where you stand politically. It can … Read More

Our Schools & The Mental Health Crisis

Our schools are experiencing a mental health crisis. In any given year, up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder. What can we do to identify these students within our schools and connect them to the resources they need? In … Read More

The Power of Play

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Kids look like small adults. At times, they may even sound like mini grownups–especially when they get a little sassy or parrot back a parents’ own words to them. External resemblance aside, kids process things much differently from adults. Kids’ brains haven’t matured to the same place that an adult … Read More