Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
Connecting as a family is more important than ever now during this time of uncertainty. But even with families spending more time at home together, bringing everyone to the table to enjoy a peaceful meal can still be quite a...

Talking to Kids About Discrimination

Talking to Kids About Discrimination
Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about discrimination can be especially daunting. People can be discriminated against for any number of reasons, including age, gender, weight, religion, income level, disability, sexual orientation and race or...

Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19

Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19

Children with ADHD will need extra support and structure to manage attention and behaviors to weather COVID-19 successfully, counsels Jean Holthaus, LISW.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

When schools closed their doors due to coronavirus, this created stress for parents everywhere. However, for parents who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the shelter-at-home quarantine can feel especially overwhelming. Children with ASD thrive on structure and…

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus

News reports about the coronavirus outbreak together with speculation that it could become more widespread, is making some people anxious. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety, put news reports in perspective and maintain a positive outlook….

Beyond Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Beyond Concussions: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Spring is back in session and baseball and soccer are underway at virtually every school and college. While these sports may not cause the majority of head injuries, undoubtedly the coming months will bring an increase in the incidence of…

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays

Navigating the Blended “Yours, Mine and Ours” Family Holidays
  Four parents, 16 grandparents, 10 Christmas celebrations, split holiday vacation... While this could be some strange rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" it actually represents the challenging reality blended families face. The holidays add stress every family must...

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares
When children wake from nightmares, the images are fresh and seem real, so it’s natural for them to feel afraid and need comforting. Try these steps for helping your child overcome nightmares. Reassure your child you’re there Knowing you’re there...

Bullying Prevention: What to Know

Bullying Prevention: What to Know
Bullying prevention is perhaps more important than ever in today's digital era, where cyberbullying in particular is a major source of stress for kids and parents as well as school administrators . Bullying in all its forms should be taken...

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know

The Truth About E-Cigarettes: What Parents, Teens & the Public Should Know
The vaping industry has run a very successful campaign to create a widespread perception that e-cigarettes or vaping is less dangerous to users than smoking conventional cigarettes. But are they really? The information available can be confusing. For every story...