Answering the Early Entry Kindergarten Evaluation Question With the Help of Nursery Rhymes

April 18th, 2017 | Posted in For Children

Many parents struggle with the early entry kindergarten evaluation decision. Should you send your child to kindergarten before he or she turns 5, or to wait another year before boarding the bus? If you’re trying to discern whether your child is ready or not, we’ve enlisted the help of Mother Goose to highlight the milestones […]

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The PACT Couples Therapy Approach Can Transform Your Relationship

March 16th, 2017 | Posted in For Couples

Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love and founder of PACT, likens his couples therapy approach to jazz dancing; it’s structured, but very lively and playful. Some may prefer to think of PACT as a “contact sport,” while more traditional couples therapies a “pre or post-game interview.” Regardless of how you look at it, the PACT principles reach beyond talking […]

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How to K.I.S.S. with Love Notes

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in For Adults, For Couples

When it comes to relationships, sometimes you just need to K.I.S.S. What’s the K.I.S.S. Method? Originally a military design principle meaning “Keep it Simple, Stupid,” the acronym can be adapted to a more polite “keep it simple and sincere.” Why You Should K.I.S.S. in Relationships The entertainment industry spotlights grand gestures as the epitome of romance, so it’s […]

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New Year’s: A Time for Reflection and Resolution

December 31st, 2016 | Posted in For Adults

The Scottish song Auld Lang Syne has become the musical score to New Year’s celebrations around the world. Meaning “times gone by” or “old time’s sake,” the tune evokes a sense of reflective nostalgia. It reminds us to not only look ahead to the new year, but to reminisce on the past year’s experiences, especially fond ones with family […]

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Navigating Differences at Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Adults

When you ask Google “how to prepare for Thanksgiving,” the search results suggest countless checklists and timelines for preparing the turkey, cleaning your house and setting the table. And while these guides are certainly helpful in planning the event itself, they often leave the task of actually “enjoying time with family” up to you. That’s where we come […]

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Avoid Hocus Pocus with this Halloween Magic Potion

October 27th, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Children

Halloween is an exciting time for children. Setting expectations for safety— and sugar intake— will help diminish disagreements, meltdowns, and potentially dangerous situations that can overshadow the festivities. Keep in mind that it is important to carve out a plan with your little pumpkin well in advance, before the adrenaline sets in. We’ve created a […]

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Quick & Clever Couples Halloween Costumes

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in For Adults, For Couples

It’s no surprise that as a relationship therapist, I’m partial to love and language (and of course Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages).  So when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, I’m all about couples Halloween costumes, especially those with a creative play on words. Since my PACT training with Stan Tatkin, a renowned […]

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Back to School Series: Resources for Worried Parents

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Children, For Teens

This time of the year, “back-to-school” business is booming. American families will spend an average of $675 on back to school and college clothing, electronics, and supplies. And while you can put a price tag on pencil pouches and protractors, supporting your student academically and emotionally once the bell has rung is priceless.  That’s why we’ve compiled […]

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Behavior Issues: Resources for Parents

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Children, For Teens

For parents of compulsive children and teens, the start of school can be a source of stress and dread. The academic and behavioral demands of the classroom can trigger many young students to be disruptive and defiant, resulting in disciplinary action. Teens may be tempted to skip school, experiment with substances, engage in risky behavior with their […]

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Bullying: Resources for Parents

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in For Parents, For Children, For Teens

Today, 1 in 3 to 4 students report that they have been bullied in school and nearly 1 in 3 report that they themselves have been the bully before. If your child isn’t the bullied or the bully, he or she will almost certainly be a bystander of bullying. Bystanders also have a powerful role: inaction or […]

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