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It’s that time of year again. Time to head back to school. All transitions are stressful and, for families with young children, back-to-school time can be particularly difficult. This transition period is even more difficult when children aren’t so thrilled with the prospect of returning to school. So, let’s talk about how to help them cope. Because calmer kids mean smoother transitions. And that is good for everyone! Continue reading
Special Place Visualization taps into the power of your imagination to calm and soothe your body and mind. There are terrific resources out there to help you learn this relaxation technique... Continue reading
So, you had a bad day. Or you are in the middle of having a bad day. Or you just woke up but you KNOW it is going to be a bad day. You aren’t sure why but you roll out of bed feeling mad at the world. Or sad for no reason. Or frustrated by everything and nothing. But, the kids need breakfast and you have a big meeting at work so just pulling the covers over your head isn’t an option. How can you turn this day around? Try some of the following tips before you lash out at the nearest victim. Continue reading
Going to summer camp is a quintessential childhood activity. And, camp is good for kids. Camp is a perfect place to help children optimize their psychosocial development. It is at camp that children get the experiences they need to boost their coping strategies. That’s because... Continue reading
Men and women ARE in fact different when it comes to stress. And, it is not your imagination - we are actually more stressed now than... Continue reading

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