What’s the big deal about breathing?

Take a Deep Breath! What’s the Deal with that?Chances are someone has told you to “take a breath,” during a time of stress. To be honest, that phrase used to annoy me. I would think – I am breathing. I’m here, aren’t I? Do you have any other advice for me...

Conversation Time!

Is it time to talk about the “Birds and the Bees”?Is your child starting to pay more attention to the differences in human bodies?Is your child asking more questions about sexuality and sex?Is your child showing an interest in exploring their body?Then it may be time...

Dimensions of Self-Care

Self-care occurs on every level of our being. When we think of self-care, we often think about a spa day or something else that is equally “luxurious.” But self-care doesn’t’ have to be expensive, nor does it need to be time-consuming. The dimensions of...

Book Review: A Terrible Thing Happened

Opening up a Dialogue Through Reading Has your child experienced grief, trauma, or is struggling with big emotions? For example, have they recently lost a loved one and are struggling with adjusting to the loss? Have they suffered from abuse and are not able to cope...

Unteaching Adolescent Anxiety in School

It’s not an age-old secret that anxiety impacts the lives of children especially when it comes to school. In fact, symptoms of anxiety are extremely common in childhood and adolescence, which can negatively interfere with general well-being, social life, academic...