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Why It’s Ok to Not be ‘Embracing’ This Time

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Published on: May 4, 2020

We have all heard it a hundred times by now — “embrace this time at home.” We have been told the old “life is short” and “now is the time” to be making special memories with our kids, playing games, learning new languages, getting reacquainted with an old hobby. We have been encouraged to get all the things done that we haven’t had time to do—paint the house, fix that broken porch light, reorganize closets and clean out drawers.  But, we are also overwhelmed, anxious, trying to ward off depressive feelings, stressed, scared, financially-strapped, you name it. These times are… Continue Reading This Article

How to Help Your Child with the Disappointment of Having Everything Canceled

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Published on: March 31, 2020

Schools are closed and workplaces but that is not all — birthday parties, sports games, the school play, extracurricular activities, playdates, trips to visit family are all on hold for now. The major life alterations that have had to happen because of Covid-19 are disappointing both for parents and their children. How do you explain things to your children? How do you help your child through this mound of disappointment?  It is a difficult situation, to say the least. We have all dealt with the occasional snow day or telling our children they can’t attend a birthday party because of… Continue Reading This Article

You are an “empty nester”, so now what?

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Published on: September 3, 2019

This is it. You have just watched as your last child goes off to college. You have come home to a place that was once filled with the noises of your children and is now almost too quiet for comfort. You may be struggling with a vast array of emotions from excitement for your son or daughter to anxiety over their wellbeing, fear about their preparedness and safety, and sadness that yet another stage of life has passed. Transitioning is Hard Being an empty nester is hard. There is nothing that prepares you for the emotional rollercoaster of watching your… Continue Reading This Article

Mental Health Tips for Back to School

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Published on: August 12, 2019

Whether you are entering another year of high school, starting college for the first time, or returning to college for another year, the school year can be a great time to work on your mental health. Being in school is a challenging environment for anyone mentally and for those with underlying mental illness, it can be downright overwhelming.  Opportunity for Growth  Challenges and changes, while daunting, can be a great time for personal growth. Equipped with the right tips and tools you can succeed, and come out better for having experienced and overcome tough times. This is the opportunity to… Continue Reading This Article

The All-Important Family Dinner

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Published on: September 21, 2017

Life is hectic. Between shuffling the kids from extracurricular activities, getting your work done, and taking care of life’s many chores it is easy to let family dinner time fall by the wayside — but that is exactly why it is so important.   In fact, research shows family dinners are among the most important things you can do as a family. Children who eat family dinners do better in school, eat healthier, and make better life choices; and parents who have family dinners report lower levels of stress, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and… Continue Reading This Article

Starting School Is Hard For Parents Too

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Published on: August 28, 2017

Be it kindergarten or college, sending your child off to school can be a difficult thing for parents. There are a mix of emotions, it is bittersweet as they say. Starting a new chapter in life is exciting and school is such a wonderful thing for all children. It is where they grow and learn and find themselves. For mom and dad there are moments of pride — “thats my kid!” — accompanied by moments of grief — “when did he get so grown up? where did the time go?” As the kids gather their backpacks and lunch boxes, and… Continue Reading This Article

School Days Are Beginning, Start Healthy

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Published on: August 2, 2017

It is almost time for back to school. Whether you are a college student going away for the first time or a middle schooler getting ready to enter high school — change can be hard. Really hard.   Lets be honest there are a lot of ways to look at back to school — you could look at the parents and the stress (or relief) they experience sending their children off, or you could look at the child/teen/young adult and some of the things that might be going through their always-moving brains. For the sake of this blog post we… Continue Reading This Article

It’s Summer, Time to Focus on Your Child’s Mental Health

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Published on: June 15, 2017

    Summer is here and that means more time to focus on things other than school, such as mental health. If you noticed changes in your child/teens demeanor during the school year, or they appear to be struggling then it might be time to bring them into counseling especially while they have the time to focus on mental health. By giving them the tools to work through emotions, and helping them to get to the core of their distress they will be better prepared come September. How can you tell if your child is in need of therapy services?… Continue Reading This Article

How To Help Your Child Cope With The Back To School Transition

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Published on: September 7, 2016

It’s back to school time! While nearly everyone thinks about the pencils and backpacks and new clothes needed to be adequately prepared for classes to start, it’s important to think about the other “stuff” your kids need even more than that really cool new lunchbox they just HAVE to have. (Come ON Mom, didn’t you know that Frozen stopped being cool last year?!) I’m talking about how to emotionally prepare them for starting back to school. After a summer of fun, sun and flexibility, kids will be back to the world of rules, structure and absorbing all the required information… Continue Reading This Article