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Sensory Santa 2019

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Calendar-IconOctober 31, 2019

Some of you are wondering what a Sensory Santa is? There are many children who want to meet Santa but have sensory...

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Co-Parenting Survival Guide

Co-Parenting Survival Guide
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Calendar-IconMay 20, 2024  |  Child Focus, Co-Parenting, Communication

Adapting to new relationships is never easy, especially when there is a child involved. Co-parenting dynamics have evolved over the last several decades and today there are many ways to raise a child, even if both parents do not live in the same house. From situations like divorce and pregnancy outside of a relationship to surrogacy and raising children with the help of family members, there are many ways to co-parent in the twenty-first century.  

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How to Help Students Prepare for Middle School and High School

How to Help Students Prepare for Middle School and High School
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When children transition to a new school, that transition often comes with a new set of challenges. These challenges are often social, physical, academic, or a mixture of the three. Before their children move on to a new school, there are ways parents can help their incoming high school and middle school students prepare.  

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What is Seasonal Depression and How Do I Get out of the Slump?

What is Seasonal Depression and How Do I Get out of the Slump
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Calendar-IconApril 22, 2024  |  Seasonal Depression, Therapy

Winter can be a difficult time for many people. Cold weather, short days, and decreased social activity can all take their toll, and it is normal to experience fatigue, loss of interest, and anxiety. Some people, however, experience symptoms that are more severe, like depression and even thoughts of suicide.  

Seasonal depression and flares in existing mental illnesses may be classified as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) by a counselor or psychologist. SAD requires specialized treatment to help those who suffer from its effects.  

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Mental Health Professionals in Schools

Mental Health Professionals in Schools
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Schoolwork can sometimes take a mental toll on students. Added to the demands of home life, extracurriculars, and social pressures, school children sometimes find themselves facing legitimate mental crises.  

While these mental health crises often do not require medical intervention, students may need a mental health professional to help them organize their stressors and identify their problems. That is the benefit of mental health professionals in schools.  

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How to Survive Your Teen’s Rebellious Phase

How to Survive Your Teen’s Rebellious Phase
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Teenage rebellion can cause family stress and disruption. Your child, rapidly becoming an adult, is discovering a new sense of independence. Sometimes this new independence results in your child choosing to rebel against you as a source of authority.  

This phase is a response by your child to take control of their life and delve deeper into their sense of independence. For parents who have never faced behavioral issues from their children before, this stage can be a surprise.  

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What are the Benefits of Getting Your Kids Involved in Clubs and Sports?

What are the Benefits of Getting Your Kids Involved in Clubs and Sports?
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You want to do what is best for your children. But with a full-time job, school nine months out of the year, and other family responsibilities, finding time to get your kids involved in sports and clubs can feel impossible.  

Getting your kids involved with clubs and sports is one of the best things you can do to help their social and physical development.

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