Communication

How Do I Set Social Media Boundaries With My Tween?

It is important to be a few paces ahead of our children when it comes to discussing important milestone topics. Social media use is one of them – and as…

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An Age by Age Guide to Talking to Children About Mass Shootings

  Original source the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/article/talk-about-school-shootings-kids.html?smid=em-share    A devastating reality of raising children in America today is that parents must be prepared to talk to their kids about…

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Prepping Kids for Sleep Away Camp

Do Not Have This Conversation the Night Before You Send your Kid to Camp Hurray! You have made the decision to send your child to overnight camp. First year or…

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Do Children Need Selfcare

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. There has been much discussion during the pandemic, about the importance of self-care for adults. We have all been experiencing a level of societal…

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Vetting Summer Camps

If you could go back to any age what would it be? The first thing that comes to my mind is my amazing summers at sleepaway camp, starting at age…

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The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear (courtesy of Gavin de Becker) Covid-19 is frightening. And because of Covid’s impact on our daily lives, the decisions parents must sometimes make regarding their kids…

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Want to Raise a Problem Solver? Play the What if? Game

Problem solving is an important daily life skill that needs practice. As parents we often ‘fix’ our children’s problems. Sometimes it is to save time. Sometimes it is out of…

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A Child’s View – Sheltering at Home with My Abuser

Adults, this will be a difficult read. Our kids need us to know the facts before we can truly help them. And just like that, snap, the children were home….

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We Need Our Kids To Know They Can Come To Us About Anything

  We often assume that if our child has a problem they would come to us no matter their age. But often a child/teen might hold back from talking with…

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What’s in Your “Endurance Bag”? Coping during COVID-19 and beyond

What if you knew there were easy steps you could take to keep your children safe? And how wonderful would it be that these steps not only kept them safe,…

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