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Talking To Our Kids About Racism

Considering the current political and social conversations that many of us are having, we can’t ignore the state of our country and I hope these few short words help.   It’s important to begin educating and taking time to talk to our children from a very young age about differences in skin color. According to [...]
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The 411 on Your Teen & Marijuana

If you want to talk to your son or daughter about marijuana, pot, weed, whatever you feel comfortable calling it, I think it is important for you to know basic facts about the drug. The D.E.A., DrugEnforcement Administration, classifies drugs based upon abuse rate. There arefive classifications, with I representing the most potential for abuse […]

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The Power of the Magic 5 to 1 Ratio: A Positive Parenting Approach

Dr. John and Julie Gottman are world-renowned American psychological researchers and clinicians who have done extensive work on divorce prediction and marital stability for over 40 years.  In their research, they found that stable and healthy relationships have a “magic” ratio of 5 to 1. This means that they found that in healthy relationships there […]

Discussing Grief and Loss with Your Child

At some point in all our lives we experience lossand the natural reaction to loss, grief. Because grief is such anindividualized experience, it appears differently for everyone. This can poseas a challenge for parents who need to address the loss with their child(ren)while simultaneously grieving themselves. Here are some things to consider whendiscussing loss with [...]

Digital Media, Devices, and Your Child

Technology is at the center of every child’s life. As a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the apps, games, and websites that your child may be frequenting. In this post, we will go over some practical tips on how to help raise a healthy kid living in the digital [...]

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