How to Talk About Social Media

I have regular conversations with parents about how to discuss various topics, and social media and electronics are two of the most common. We all know we should be talking about these things, but sometimes the conversation focuses on time limits, privileges, consequences, and parental concerns. This focus can lead your pre-teen or teen to […]

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Embrace the Mess: Connect with Your Kids Through Creativity

Raising creative children can seem like one more box to check off on the parenting to-do list. It’s tucked somewhere between making sure they have decent table manners and making it through the grocery store without having a major meltdown. It can be overwhelming to add one more item to that parenting to-do list, and […]

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Helping Siblings Cope

Having a child with a medical or developmental complication can be challenging. Doctor appointments, therapy sessions, procedures, and attention, supervision, and monitoring given around the clock can be exhausting for both the parent and the child. Added to this can be worries about how to help your other children. Having a brother or sister with […]

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Decrease the Gimmies and Promote Gratitude

My family and I went to a tree lighting ceremony this weekend to celebrate the start of the holiday season. It was a joyous occasion filled with singing, smiles, and making memories. No money was spent, as it was free and we packed our own snacks to eat. As we were leaving my daughter saw […]

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What Being Gifted Can Mean

Many parents will tell me that it “really doesn’t matter” if their child is gifted or not. I get what they’re telling me – they love their child regardless of their child’s IQ score. But understanding what being gifted can mean really does matter. Understanding the social and emotional aspects of giftedness helps smooth out […]

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Creative Parenting Tips for Getting Through the Day

Before kids, getting out of the house in a timely fashion was a struggle. When I add in a newborn and toddler, well, now it’s a disaster. I have taken the term “fashionably late” to a whole new level. As the temperatures outside begin to drop, the need for more layers increases. In the summer […]

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To the Parent Not in the Room

I work with children; therefore I also work with parents. Often, because of the realities of work schedules and managing multiple responsibilities in a family, only one parent comes to a session at a time. And that’s ok, but for those parents not in the room, I want you to understand the many ways in […]

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