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How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Minimize the Effects of Deployment on Children

April is the Month of the Military Child, designated to remind us of the important sacrifices and unique struggles experienced by children of military parents. This month we are meant to reflect on the emotional and psychological impact that parental deployment has on children, and the steps that can be taken to help ease these life-changing transitions. According to Holly Hallen, of the Military Child Education Coalition, there are almost 4 million military-connected children, 75% of whom are school age. These children have to prepare for...

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What Traits of the Elderly Can Teach Us About Mental Health and Longevity

Posted by on Mar 24, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

What Traits of the Elderly Can Teach Us About Mental Health and Longevity

What if someone told you that stubbornness promotes longevity, and that our stubborn parents and grandparents, who seem happy to be set in their ways, are going to benefit from their stubbornness by living longer with better mental health? A study, published in 2017, was conducted of 29 people, between the ages of 90 and 101, who live in different Italian villages. This group of participants is small, but the results are impacting the way scientists and psychologists think about longevity and mental health in old age. The results of the...

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Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Is Your Teenager’s Phone Making Them Miserable?

Do you ever find yourself worrying your teenager is addicted to their phone? You may be right! In recent months, smart phone and social media designers from Silicon Valley have been going public about the addictive nature of their products. Online games, social media sites, Internet video chatting, video streaming and apps are all designed specifically to release dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter released from the brain’s reward and pleasure region. It is often released when we use social media because the colors,...

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Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Why You Should Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

A New Year’s resolution is, traditionally, an individual pledge to meet certain goals in the new year. The most common New Year’s resolutions are: losing weight, eating healthier/exercising more and saving money. These resolutions are great goals to have, and will benefit your life and probably your families lives as well, if you can actually stick to them. Over 90% of people give up on their resolutions and slip back into their normal routines before the year is halfway over. This usually happens because the goal was too overwhelming, and...

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Solving Sexual Dissatisfaction

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Solving Sexual Dissatisfaction

Are you and your partner on the same page when it comes to your unanimous sexual pleasure? Do you have sex at a frequency that pleases you both? You might want to shy away from these questions, but the truth is that sex plays a crucial role in relationships. Sex is a natural way to express intimacy, trust, desire and love between partners. It can add energy and happiness to a relationship. However, if one or both partners is uncomfortable or dissatisfied, sex can create hostility, guilt, and anger. This is because everyone has different...

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Tips for Helping your Child Transition to Middle School

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Tips for Helping your Child Transition to Middle School

As the summer comes to an end, kids across the country are making the move from elementary school to middle school. If your child is about to step into a middle school for the first time, they are probably experiencing a mixture of nervousness, fear, sadness, and excitement. This is a time when kids are beginning to make the jump from childhood to adulthood. Your role as a parent is to find a balance of support, guidance, structure and discipline at this emotional time for your child. Below are some tips to help you and your child through the...

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Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

  When we’re young, parents shape our entire world. We learn from them, look up to them, are loved by them and, at times, may feel hurt by them.  As a child, it’s impossible to see parents for who they really are – normal people who have fears, anxieties and sometimes, mental health issues. They struggle to provide the best life they can for their children, but not all parents are emotionally able to provide the love and support children need for healthy development. This is true in the case of narcissistic parents.  ...

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Why Experts Are Wary of “13 Reasons Why”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Experts Are Wary of “13 Reasons Why”

If you are a fan of Netflix, you’ve probably seen or heard about the popular series “13 Reasons Why.” But did you know that the show has been subject to a high amount of criticism from psychologists and therapists since its release in March 2017? The criticism comes from a diverse range of experts in the mental health field. Articles outlining concerns have been published by: Psychology Today, Newsweek, Medscape, CBS, nprED, The Huffington Post and more. Parents and teachers around the country are also concerned about 13 Reasons...

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Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

  What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is physical, sexual or emotional assault performed by one person in a relationship against the other partner. Typically the partners live together, which makes the situation more difficult to escape from. Domestic violence occurs all over the world and can affect people of any age, race, gender or sexual orientation. The range and forms of domestic abuse vary. Some relationships involve only verbal and emotional abuse, while others involve extreme physical or sexual assault. Any form of...

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Moving Past Divorce

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Moving Past Divorce

Ending a marriage can be both devastating and life changing. Long after the final papers have been signed, we can continue to experience feelings or loneliness, anger, sadness, and frustration. However, just as we might tell a “heart-broken” teenager, “life goes on,” it is important to remind ourselves of the same thing. Learning to heal and move past the divorce is a process of forgiveness and acceptance. Acknowledge your feelings Accepting and facing your feelings is the first step to moving on. The marriage is over, but it’s likely that...

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