Resilience

Getting into Back to School #HomeSafe Mode – You’ve Got This

In just a few weeks a brand new school year will begin, challenged by a pandemic that has forced every family to create workarounds. Many parents like you seek ways to give their children the tools and activities needed for a positive learning experience in these unusual times. Until we return to a pre-Covid world,…

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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 fear of our child getting hurt physically or emotionally. But we now know that as parents a gift we can give them is the opportunity…

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State by State Guidelines for Leaving Kids Home Alone

Click Here to find out what your state’s guidelines are for leaving kids home alone.

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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. For some families, the experience has been an opportunity for peaceful self-reflection, new rhythms in the family schedule, spending quality time interacting with each other,…

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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, but also ensured they would have healthy coping skills for life?  You can create your own “Endurance Bag” and help your children with this too!…

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Coronavirus Through The Eyes of Our Kids

How we manage this current crisis—however long it lasts—will have a huge impact on our children. Hurricane Wilma ravaged South Florida in 2005. For me it was a terrifying storm with a complicated aftermath.  My daughter was ten at the time.  She didn’t have a sense of time or how much school was missed; she…

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Florida Mandates Child Trafficking Prevention Education – What does this mean for our young children?

Child Trafficking Education. These words can be frightening. What do they mean for you and your child? Florida leads the nation in promoting child trafficking education for children. We are the first state to require instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K – 12. As that wonderful idea sinks in, let’s talk…

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