Coping With Empty Nest Syndrome

If you are a parent who is struggling with the realization that your child is heading off to college… you’re not alone. Parents all over the country are being forced to confront the idea that their child is all grown up. After years of taking kids to school, helping with homework, and driving them to […] Read More

Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is commonly diagnosed in childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 9% of children under 18 years of age have ADHD, and approximately 4% of adults have ADHD. Childhood ADHD will be the focus of this article. What is ADHD? ADHD is characterized […] Read More

Ease Back-to-School Jitters

You may start to notice the days are getting shorter and shorter, at times you almost feel that cool September weather, and all of a sudden it hits you. School will soon be starting, which means you and your kids are returning to the seemingly endless cycle of homework, after school activities, and packed lunches. […] Read More

Understanding Bullying in School Age Children

What is bullying?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” In a 2011 Pew Research study: 12% of all teens report being bullied in person in the last 12 months 9% of all teens say they were […] Read More

Setting School Year Goals

After a summer filled with freedom and fun, going back to school can be seen as stressful and time-consuming. However, the year doesn’t have to be that way if you set goals for the upcoming months. Research shows that setting goals motivates us, leading to less stress and something to work toward.  Depending on if […] Read More

How to Kick the Indecisive Habit

Making decisions is tough, especially life changing decisions. But sometimes even small, seemingly unimportant decisions can lead to a spiral of crippling indecisiveness. What do I wear to this party? Do I want to take the bus, or call myself an Uber? Before I go, what—oh, what—do I want to eat for dinner? Ugh, do […] Read More

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