• To School or Not to School: How to Cope with Going Back to School Inside COVID
    To best help kids and teens prepare for their inevitable return to the classroom, it is important to start by understanding not only their feelings about the transition, but also that of the caregivers. This adjustment period can be difficult, but that is not to say that there is not steps one can take to help in an easier transition. By implementing the three A’s to coping, not only with kids and teens be better prepared for when the time comes for class to begin, but so will their caregivers. Acceptance, Acknowledgment, and Assimilation Read more
  • ACE: What is ACE and how can this Tool be Useful
    Nichole Clarke It’s catastrophic how unaware we are of the effects of trauma until something tragic happens. Often after someone passes away by suicide, I’ve heard people say “I had no Read more
  • Recognizing Early Childhood Mental Health Conditions
    Jayden Rubino As caretakers, it can be difficult to distinguish differences between regular childhood behaviors and signs of possible mental illness. “Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in Read more
  • Blended Families: Amending the Negative Stereotype
    Paige Keppler “It is a collision of two universes, with the hopes that these two will form one new one.” J. Gonzales   Relationships are a beautiful thing. Perhaps you’ve found that one person Read more
  • The Art of Perspective into the Rollercoaster of Childhood Emotion
    Katie Taylor It’s not unusual to be somewhere public and overhear a child experiencing strong emotions. We’ve all been there just as all children have been there. Adults tend to ask Read more
  • Motherhood: The Quest for Perfection
    Megan Spencer “The pressure to be a perfect mom feels like it’s at an all-time high.” – Lauren Scafe The pressure to be a perfect mom seems to be around every corner. Read more
  • Procrastination
    Rob Cabelli Stage direction: Cue ironic hook There’s one day left until the essay is due, but what to write about? You’ve put off thinking about it … Oh, how about procrastination?! Read more
  • The Outdoors and Your Inner Wellness
    Jeff Brookens “A bad day fishing is better than a good day in the office.” My father used to tell me this on almost every fishing trip (we are not a family Read more
  • Spring Cleaning
    Lacy Doyle Finally, the time of year in which the snow is beginning to melt, and birds are beginning to return. Everywhere you step is muddy, but that’s okay because you Read more
  • Feeling Sandwiched?
    Steph Keiper Have you ever been in the position of taking care of your children while also taking care of your parents/in-laws? If so, you might be a part of the Read more
  • Co-Parenting FOR the Kids
    Jenna Moeller Parenting is hard enough as it is but throw a separation or divorce in there and things can begin to feel unmanageable. Trying to navigate parenting and determining if Read more
  • Play Therapy for your Child
    Lexy Kruse “I’m at the end of my rope...I don’t know what to do anymore...I hope I didn’t mess up my child...” Have you heard yourself saying any of that or Read more
  • Puppy Love
    Alyssa McDowell If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “You’re obsessed with your dog”, I would probably be rich. My default response to this statement is Read more
  • Changing the Narrative Around Mental Health in Athletics
    Marshall McElhinney "Mental health isn't just an athlete thing. What you do for a living doesn't have to define who you are. This is an everyone thing." -Kevin Love Maybe you've heard Read more
  • Helping a Child with Anxiety
    Alyssa Caldwell Child Anxiety has become a more prevalent mental health challenge as of recent years. “One in five children will experience some kind of clinical-level anxiety by the time they Read more
  • Healthy Holiday Boundaries
    Deborah Koons-Beauchamp Healthy boundaries are important all year long, but the holiday season can provide extra opportunities for you to flex your boundary muscles. The pressure to spend time with extended Read more

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