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Social Media Guide for Parents

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It can be difficult to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you get the hang of how to talk to your kids about text messaging, they’ve moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. If you are prepared, able to have open communication with your child, and trained to know what […]

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Summer Blues: Back to School

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As the days of summer are coming to an end, a new school year is quickly approaching us. Summers tend to be non-structured and care-free, so getting back into “the swing of things” with a new school year comes with obvious challenges. Use the last few weeks of summer to start preparing for your successful, […]

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Mindfulness at Any Age

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So, just what is this mindfulness you speak of? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of our thoughts, emotions, or experiences—where we are and what we’re doing, on a moment-to-moment basis. Mindfulness avoids judgment and involves acceptance of feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. Now, we know what it is, but […]

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Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) – What is it?

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Parenting is just hard.  While it comes naturally to some, it doesn’t come naturally to all.  Luckily, there are a ton of great books out there to give you hand.  Very few of them, however, actually give you ways to apply what you are reading.  You have to be intentional in your actions in order […]

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5 Ways to Build Communication with Your Middle Schooler

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Set up a date – schedule a reoccurring monthly one on one date with your middle schooler where they are encouraged to think of topics they want to discuss with you and in return you get to pick one topic to discuss with them. Make it exciting and have them pick the date spot so […]

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6 Perks of Becoming Empty Nesters

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With summer coming to an end, this can be an emotional time for parents of college bound children. Instead of worrying about what life will be like without children at home, I encourage couples to view this time to rekindle their marriage. Though it’s normal to feel bittersweet, here are some benefits of being an […]

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Academic Accommodations and ADHD

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Is your child eligible for academic accommodations?  Parents and students often wonder about qualifying for academic accommodations, including extra time on standardized testing, in the context of a diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Academic accommodations typically granted for students who struggle with clinically significant attention problems include the following: Extended time on testing, including on […]

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4 Tips for Parents of College-Bound Freshmen

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Graduation has finally happened; celebrations have occurred, caps have flown in the air, and many speeches have been heard. All of the sudden, high school is over and college is on the horizon for many of our students. College is an exciting and wonderful time but can also be a terrifying transition. College freshmen nervously […]

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