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29 03, 2018

The Surprising Truth About Happiness

By | 2018-03-29T13:03:46+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I just want to be happy!” Young and old, male and female, rich or poor, we utter these six simple words. If you ask parents what they most want for their kids, they say the same thing— “I just want them to be happy.” Why is this precious human emotion so available to some and so [...]

14 03, 2018

For the Love of Laughter

By | 2018-03-14T20:28:13+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: communication, families, feelings|0 Comments

"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."  – Voltaire Although many of us have felt instinctively for years that laughter, like crying, can be a powerful antidote to pain and suffering, the scientific world is finally catching up. According to the American Association for Therapeutic Humor, laughter may have [...]

25 02, 2018

How to Not be a “Victim”

By | 2018-02-25T14:08:21+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.” -Paulo Coelho How often do you say things out loud or to yourself like: "He makes me feel stupid!" "I'm depressed because she’s always criticizing me." "I’d be happy if my [...]

5 02, 2018

Facing the Challenges of Screen Time

By | 2018-02-01T12:38:19+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: communication, healthy boundaries, parenting|0 Comments

“Please tell me what to do about my daughter’s constant use of her cell phone!” “My son throws a fit every time I tell him to get off the computer.” “How many hours a day should I let my kid be online?" Everyone working with kids and teens these days is constantly being asked the same [...]

29 01, 2018

Who’s the Boss? How to Parent Strong-Willed Kids

By | 2018-01-26T16:28:07+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: healthy boundaries, parenting, Strong-willed children, Strong-Willed Kids|0 Comments

Do you have to raise your voice, lecture or repeat yourself to get your kids to listen? Do your children ignore everyday requests when they just don’t feel like it? Have you tried to avoid spanking and yelling but nothing else seems to work? Are you exhausted and upset because your kids seem disrespectful, entitled or [...]

22 01, 2018

Celebrating the Power of Awe

By | 2018-01-19T16:41:36+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed." ~ Albert Einstein Do you often feel like time’s rushing by and you never [...]

19 01, 2018

Should I Medicate My Child?

By | 2018-01-19T16:10:33+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: ADHD, pharmaceuticals|0 Comments

People have been bombarded in the last few years with news of the dangers of many well-known psychiatric medications. One of the latest health scares of the past few years has been the abuse and misuse of Adderall, commonly prescribed for Attention Deficit Disorder, among college students. Adderall, an amphetamine, is one of several stimulant medications [...]