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February 24, 2021

The Power of Validation

  Our world has become one of forced happiness. It has become natural to listen to respond, to try to cheer someone up when they are […]
February 11, 2021

Sleep & Emotional Intelligence 

  There’s no question that getting a good night’s sleep makes us feel great, physically and mentally. But at least eight hours of sleep each night is […]
February 2, 2021

Turn a Negative Into a Positive 

  When it comes to raising our children, there once was the notion that teaching our kids not to show emotion was a sign of strength. […]
January 24, 2021

Stress on the Brain

  As parents, we try to protect our children from physical harm and making poor decisions. But what happens when what is harming our child is something invisible […]
January 17, 2021

Opioids 

    Since the onslaught of COVID-19, the U.S. has seen unprecedented changes, particularly in the rise of opioid use. At least 30 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortalities or […]
January 16, 2021

The Health Benefits of Saying Sorry 

  It is important we show our children how to apologize, and that an apology doesn’t mean they’re weak, but rather that they value the relationship and they don’t want to […]
January 15, 2021

Teens, Stress and Risk-Taking Behaviors 

    The image of reckless teens may be glorified on social media, TV and in films, but in real life, teens’ impulsive behavior isn’t funny or glamorous. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause […]
January 13, 2021

Bullying vs. Teasing: What’s the Difference? 

  As teachers and parents, we’ve heard the dreaded cry, “But they are bullying me!” It’s important that we take these cries seriously. In 2019, the National Center for Educational Statistics […]
November 13, 2020

Reliving the Past

  Each of us has unhealed childhood wounds that affect how we parent. When our child doesn’t make the baseball team or isn’t asked to the […]
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