When Back to School Isn’t Back to Normal: 6 Tips to Help Your Child Cope

Back to school can be a stressful and even nerve-wracking time for kids. This year, however, things are different. While most schools have already started, it’s clear that things aren’t “normal” across the country. So, if your child...

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Strong Send Off: Supporting Your Student’s Transition to College

The leap from high school to college is no small transition. And after a global pandemic? Well, then this shift into young adulthood may feel even more momentous.  Parenting a young person through this season of life is no easy...

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When You Lose an Unborn Child—How Can You Cope with Your Emotions?

From a statistical standpoint, a miscarriage is not all that abnormal. But who wants to hear about statistics and medical jargon when you are experiencing a major loss?  No matter how common losing a baby during pregnancy might be, it...

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6 Tips & Ideas for Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

If you’re the parent of more than one child, you’re probably used to dealing with sibling rivalry. But sometimes, it can be challenging to understand how to discipline your children and teach them to cooperate without being too hard...

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College and Beyond: How Parents Can Support Their Children

When your teenager graduates from high school, it can be overwhelming for them and you to start thinking about their next step. For many recent graduates, the natural next step includes going to college, which typically means partaking in a...

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Parenting an Anxious Child: How Parents Can Teach Coping Skills

When it comes to parenting an anxious child, much of the focus is often on what changes parents can make. While it’s normal to want to do whatever you can to make the right choices for your child, that strategy...

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Parenting a Child with Challenging Behavior: 7 Sensible Solutions

Sensible parenting seems like a beautiful endeavor—until your child's challenging behavior nearly drives you up the wall. Then, parenting "survival mode" sometimes kicks in. Many of us have been there—quoting our parents, tossing away parenting books, and surrendering to a...

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4 Essential Tips for a Healthy and Successful Transition to College

The transition to college is one of the most significant (and likely the biggest to date) in a young person's life. Although your child may seem ultra confident about their future, keep in mind that they're still not quite an...

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VIDEO: How To Motivate Your Teen

VIDEO:  How To Motivate Your Tween/Teen I presented at Farmwell Station Middle School last week on how to motivating teenagers. I'd love your thoughts on this topic as it seems to be an important one for us all! Watch the video...

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Parenting Insight: 5 Tips for Effectively Helping Your Anxious Child

Struggling with anxiety is a challenge, to say the least. Helping your anxious child to deal with this ailment can be even more challenging. As a parent, it may be hard to know what is the right thing to do or...

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