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Growth Through Gratitude

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During extraordinary times like these, it can be difficult to cultivate gratitude. Our brains are not designed to lean towards scanning for the positives. For biological and survival purposes, we are created to search for threats. Unfortunately, having an “attitude of gratitude” takes effort. Scanning for the positives is a learned skill, that requires daily […]

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What is the Origin of Bullying and How to Handle It

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The word bully has become a big topic in recent years and there is a lot of different information on how to handle it. With increasing technology and the school environment, children deal with more opportunities for bullying every day. Bullying can start from several different places. If a child is experiencing aggression at home, […]

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Summer Break and Covid-19

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One of the most exciting parts of the year is here for students. Summer! Going to camp, hanging out with friends, and family trips are just a few of the things that Summer brings. However, our world has completely changed in the past 4 months. COVID-19 has forced us to change and adjust to things […]

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What Happens When it Feels Like the House is on Fire!

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Human beings are magnificently designed. When we are in a life-threatening situation our body reacts while shutting down our prefrontal cortex where planning, analyzing and problem solving occur. This process allows us to react immediately without wasting time. If, for example, a lion is running towards us in an open field it would be best […]

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Have you ever wondered “Is my child a bully?” or “Is bullying behavior affecting my child?”

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Parents, teachers and counselors are noticing the increase of bullying in culture today. It is important to understand that both kids who are bullied and who bully others are at risk for serious and lasting emotional problems if the underlying causes aren’t addressed. Therefore, I want to provide information to help identify bullying signs and […]

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Kids Know Technology, Parents Know Relationships

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Let’s face it, technology can be daunting, especially for those of us who did not earn a degree in computer science or some other technology related field. Technology is everywhere and encompasses a wide range of activities we engage in, as individuals and families, from communication and connection to learning and having fun. In today’s […]

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Mom Just Listen to Me!

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Sometimes we don’t feel like our parents listen to what we’re trying to say. That can be extremely frustrating and often leaves us feeling misunderstood. Here are a few tips to getting your parent to listen to what you’re saying, whether it’s asking for permission to hang out with friends, explaining your grades, or simply […]

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Resources to Discuss Race With Your Child

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At what age is it appropriate to start talking to your kids about race and racism? According to the educators and counselors, it is never too early to start the conversation. Here are 10 Tips For Talking & Teaching Your Kids About Race, From MomsRising.org 1) Start early. By 6 months of age babies are […]

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