Kids, Parenting and Holiday Stress

Kids, Parenting and Holiday Stress

Kids, Parenting and Holiday Stress
The holidays are supposed to be a "happy" time for kids and families; a season filled with wonder and joy. However, the holidays can be very challenging. Some families may become more stressed during the holidays due to busy schedules,...

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday Season

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday Season

We all have high holiday expectations. A perfectly browned Thanksgiving turkey; a magical Christmas filled with Hallmark-worthy moments; a Hanukkah celebration rivaling those you remember from childhood… However, planning for the perfect holiday often creates pain and disappointment when idealistic…

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

How to Help Children and Teens Manage their Stress

In the short term, stress can push a child to practice for her piano recital or inspire a teen to study when he’d rather be out with friends. But chronic stress is different. Left unchecked, long-term stress can contribute to…

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Let’s be honest. Being a parent is a full-time job no matter the season, but we’d all like to recapture some of the carefree feelings and relaxation of summertime. Our clinicians whole-heartedly agree. In fact, they encourage you to find…

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer
Let's face it, summers aren't what they used to be. Making the most of an unstructured summer can be difficult for many families today, especially working families. Summer presents unique scheduling challenges, after all - children have a lot of...

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress

Helping Teens Manage Their Stress
These days, many parents are under a lot of stress for reasons ranging from the financial to the societal. So much so, they may not see how their teenager is equally, if not more, stressed out! Studies show that teens...

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

Mindfulness can help us improve our physical health, better manage stress, be more resilient and much, much more. Dr. Diana Ro explains what Mindfulness is and how to get started.

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self care allows us to be resilient in stressful times AND be there for those who depend on us. Check out this collection of simple tips on practicing self-care from Pine Rest staff.