Originally posted August 20, 2016. Back to school time! While I know that some of you are still hanging onto these last few weeks of summer and may even be in denial of the upcoming school year, it is time to start thinking about how to prepare for the change ahead. Right about now I … Continue reading Back to School!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! YOU ONLY HAVE TO EXPLORE WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN NOW! REPEAT. Often this time of year I have many eighth graders and juniors/seniors in high school come into my … Continue reading A Note for Teens on their Future
Anxiety and stress rates among children are rising. There are many contributing factors to this sad fact, including: Not enough free and recreation time for open play and movement, A cultural hyper-focus on achievement, Over-exposure to media, Modern diet, Lack of sleep, Genetics, Family dynamics and lack of quality time or stress from over-worked parents, Traumatic … Continue reading Three Ways to Help Your Child Cope with Stress and Anxiety
One of the best things my Mom use to do for me as a kid was hand me a spoon and say "Go outside and play." I grew up in poverty, without an abundance of toys and monetary resources, but what that spoon gave to me was priceless: imagination, ingenuity, inspiration, self-sufficiency, tolerance, perseverance, acceptance, and confidence. Hard to … Continue reading How to Creatively Cultivate Your Internal and External Resources
A common call that I receive as a therapist is from parents with children who are acting out either through tantrums, defiance, or paralyzed from worry and anxiety. Typically there will be a quality of immediacy to the call and often something becomes blatantly obvious in the equation of the struggle. Let's see if … Continue reading Are You in a Modern Day Busy Trap with your Children?