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Resources to Discuss Race With Your Child
June 9, 2020

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...

Stonewalling
June 3, 2020

We have all been there when arguing with our partner, it typically occurs at the end of the whole fiasco… Blank facial expressions, silent stares, or walking out of the room are all examples of stonewalling. The term stonewalling...

Why Your Kids Should Be Allowed To Tell You No Sometimes
May 4, 2020

One of the skills I end up having to teach almost all the kids I work with, no matter their presenting problem, is assertiveness. An anxious child may be too afraid to express how they feel and be passive...

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?
January 21, 2020

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive...

The Poverty of Pity
November 12, 2019

As someone who holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, I’m very aware of how tricky words can be. For instance, pity is often used synonymously with the term compassion, but the two couldn’t be any more different.  Compassion...

People-Pleasing
October 28, 2019

As human beings, we value relationships and belonging. We want to be accepted and to be a part of communities that provide us with peace, security, and love. These desires are natural and the feeling of being connected to...

More than a “Bad Mood”: Identifying Teenage Depression
October 21, 2019

Adolescence is riddled with changes, being a teen means wrestling with identity, self-image, belonging, and much more. There are constant transitions which can be confusing and difficult for parents and teens to navigate. We know another contributing factor is...

Video Games – How Much is Too Much?
September 30, 2019

We have all seen the rise and fall of trends in play in our children: slime, fidget spinners, and more, but what seems to stick around are video games. These games stick around because there is always something new...

Practice Gratitude to Protect Marriage
September 16, 2019

The guaranteed stresses of life cause high emotional intensity between marriage partners that often lead to hurtful exchanges. These hurtful exchanges can, unfortunately, lead to a gridlock of anger and disconnection.  So, how do marriages last and thrive when...

5 Tips for Improving Your Child’s Sleep Hygiene
September 9, 2019

It’s common knowledge that children need plenty of sleep. Depending on their age, most children need anywhere between 9 and 13 hours of sleep in order to be at their best. While children sleep, their brains are actively sorting...