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Janie Hortman

Resetting the Household Through the Fall
August 10, 2020

Who thought we would still be social distancing, wearing masks, or not returning to work or school right now? It has been a huge adjustment to have our kids home all day and try to entertain them. Lots of...

What is the Origin of Bullying and How to Handle It
July 6, 2020

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...

How to Encourage Social Skills with your Children
June 1, 2020

The phrase “social skills” is how we describe interactions in relationships that can be verbal or nonverbal behaviors that communicate our thoughts and feelings. Verbal expressions can be a statement by the child of “I don’t care” or constant...

Addressing Our Grief Over COVID-19
March 30, 2020

Needless to say, there has been major changes in our world in the past month. We are all going to adjust and come terms with COVID-19 at different times and different levels. For instance, do you look outside your...

How to Manage Our Household Anxieties
March 30, 2020

So here we are, still at home with school remaining out, all due COVID-19 and keeping each other healthy and safe. Yet, how do we keep our household happy and calm with everyone home and getting annoyed? We have...

The Importance of Superheroes in Play
March 18, 2020

Superheroes have always been around but lately it seems they have increased in the movies and television, so it would be only natural that our children are interested. Entering fantasy play can allow kids to unburden themselves and have...

Gaining Connection with Your Child
January 13, 2020

We are all busy, let’s face it. As adults we are working, parenting, and squeezing in “adult time”; and children are studying in school, doing activities after school, and playing with friends. With our busy schedules, we feel guilt...

Changes and Transitions Happen Faster than We Want!
May 20, 2019

Let’s face it, children are always growing up too fast and going through different points of transition that may be harder than others. Sometimes during different times of change it can cause anxiety or sadness for kids because they...

How You Can Help Your Kids With Anxiety!
March 18, 2019

When we see our children struggling with anxious behaviors and not being able to help them in the moment, it can be hard. Here we want to provide a few Do’s and Don’ts on how to help keep anxiety...

Anxiety Red Flags
February 25, 2019

When we are trying to determine our children’s problematic anxious behaviors, there are a few “red flags” that we can look for as warning signs. These signs are signals for us to watch for in order to beware if...