Raising Resilient Children
As parents, our first instinct is to shield our children from pain. Some of us try to spare them discomfort, and make their lives as easy and stress free as possible. Many of us try to raise the road to meet our children, rather than raising our children, to meet the road. While we all want our ch...
Feeling the Sadness to Embrace the Joy
In a research study by the American Psychological Association, 1/3 of the people they surveyed said they felt sad during the holidays. We often try hard to avoid these feelings, especially when we think we are "supposed to" feel happy. Just like the movie Inside Out reminds us, it's so important ...
How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude
Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday season. Despite the stir of excitement the season tends to bring, colder, shorter days and high expectations can sometimes leave us feeling more stressed, overwhelmed, and down. However, research suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving...
Cyberbullying – What Parents Need to Know
It’s that time of year again – we’re back in the school routine! Hopefully many students and parents are happy to see friends and develop new skills, but there is also a growing concern about cyber bullying. Rightfully so, considering almost 43% of kids have been bullied online