Posts Categorized: Parents & Parenting

Navigating Blended Families Road Bumps During the Holidays

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Holidays can be stressful.  Who do we need to buy presents for?  What should we get everyone?  Which family member are we celebrating with this weekend?  When are we going to decorate the tree?  What on earth are we going to do with that darn Elf this year??  The to-do lists, questions and Christmas party […]

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DBT – How it Helps Students

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is designed for individuals who need assistance with managing their emotions, increasing their tolerance for distress, and developing relationships with others.  DBT is a research supported, effective form of treatment for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, and Eating Disorders. While DBT works well with these […]

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4 Parent Tools for Teenage Depression

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Finding out that your teenager is struggling with depression can feel like you were hit over the head by a ton a bricks. You feel confused, sad, and scared. A lot of parents feel unsure of what to do next or how to be supportive. Though this can feel like an overwhelming obstacle, there are […]

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Five ADHD Home Remedies

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Whether your child has been officially diagnosed with ADHD/ADD or just shows certain ADHD/ADD tendencies, there are certain strategies you can try to get your child through a challenging school year. Structure and routine As parents we have to be disciplined and consistent enough ourselves to routinely implement and enforce bedtimes for adequate sleep (8-10 […]

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Starting Kindergarten with a Bang!

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Sending your baby off to big kid school for the first time can be daunting, emotional and exciting all at the same time. Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in every child’s life so it’s important to make that first day as great as possible for them. As the parent, you can’t control how the […]

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Want Kids to Succeed? Teach Them Focus

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Reprinted from Daniel Goleman, on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/want-kids-succeed-teach-them-focus-daniel-goleman?trk=eml-b2_content_ecosystem_digest-network_publishes-25-null&midToken=AQHjnmYrrVAT2A&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3cOnZSmw3P9Tk1 In my previous post, I mentioned Clifford Nass’s research at Stanford that shows multitasking reduces our ability to concentrate. And, I shared the good news that recent research by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Thomas E. Gorman & C. Shawn Green indicates ten minute sessions of mindfulness of breath, three times […]

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An Outside Influence

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For many parents of teens, they may look back fondly on earlier days of parenthood when their children were younger and could be easily persuaded to make the right decision. Young children often have a very clear motivation for obeying their parents: to do the right thing or to be a good child. Realistically though, […]

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Parenting & Technology

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Do you feel overwhelmed by how to manage technology as a family? If so, you are definitely not alone. I frequently have parents asking me how to use technology in a way that is beneficial, but that also creates a sense of connectedness at home. Here are three take-home strategies for helping to manage technology […]

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