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August 8, 2019

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​It's back to school time and, in some ways it can't come soon enough. In others, we sort of dread it--not it, but the stress and emotions that come with it. It happens to all of us at some point: screaming matches between parent and child over homework habits.

  Jus...

July 18, 2019

Beyond its obvious health benefits, exercise has gives us a tremendous psychological boost. It really doesn’t matter what exercise you do as long as you stick with it. So find your favorite way of working out, whether it’s a brisk walk in the park pushing a stroller o...

July 10, 2019

​It’s Summertime, and that means school is out, and graduations and summer internships or jobs are in. For those of you with graduating high schoolers that means a lot of change is coming --for them and you.  You are both likely experiencing the full range of emotions....

June 25, 2019

She’s trembling, she can’t breathe, and she’s hyperventilating; seemingly all at the same time. She panics, you panic; welcome to the world of anxiety attacks. They can come on suddenly and without warning to people who suffer from anxiety. Although stress and anxiety...

June 11, 2019

We’ve had some pretty hot weather recently--almost wherever you are in the US. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are not big fans of the high heat or humidity. In fact, it kind of makes us all a little cranky (ok, not my husband he loves it). To top it all off, we...

April 28, 2019

My stomach hurts.” “I can’t sleep;” “Can you close my closet?” “Can I just sleep with you?”

Sound familiar? You are not alone--and neither is your child.

Obviously all children have times of anxiety when leaving their parents, or meeting new people, or going to a sleepo...

March 1, 2019

          As parents, we share and celebrate some really big milestones with our children. Sometimes it’s a lot harder to share the every-day moments with them. Between work and the constant distractions and invasion of technology into every moment of our lives, being...

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