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March 24, 2020

Wow, teens offer their own brand of crazy! The eye rolling, the sarcasm, the moody silence and sudden anger can all take their toll, leaving you wanting to tear your hair out. Or theirs. Since that’s not really an option, we need to find ways to save our sanity and kee...

September 16, 2019

Have a teen driver in the house? Here are 10 things you may not recognize as dangerous for them. Read on

August 8, 2019

Teachers spend an average of four to eight weeks every fall reviewing and reteaching material that students have forgotten during the long summer break. Many students lose the equivalent of one to two months of reading and math skills during the summer. Still that does...

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...

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 5, 2019

It’s Summertime and that means school is out--or almost out. It means proms and graduations and summer internships or jobs. For those of you with graduating high schoolers that means a lot of change is coming --for them and for you.  

It may only be June, but if yo...

February 26, 2019

You submitted your college applications, scores, essays and all. What a relief—for a few days, then you realize you are just hanging in limbo as you settle in to wait. Now, for the three or four months you’ve been waiting to hear from colleges and  scholarships yo...

November 2, 2017

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Are you ever completely baffled by your kids? Like you don’t understand why they’re acting in a certain way? The one that always gets me is lying. I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway. And keeps doing it. What is that?

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