Note: If you are struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts OR have struggled in the past, please take caution. This post is intended to educate and increase awareness of depression and suicidal tendencies however may cause increased feelings in those suffering. …Continue Reading
Awards ceremonies, field days, and warmer weather can only mean one thing… Summer has officially arrived! Summer break has a tendency to create a flurry of emotions for children and parents. Some see it as a time to rest and catch up on sleep; others may see it as a time to take vacations and visit family; while others cannot erase the fact that their child will be in their care ALL DAY/EVERYDAY for the next two to three months!…Continue Reading
How can I best help my child?
The moment a child enters the world, it’s almost as if all the concerns, uncertainties, and worries of the parent are displaced. The child becomes a main source of worry and, let’s be honest, STRESS!…Continue Reading
What is wrong with my child? I don’t know what to do anymore!
The majority of parents who come into my office are at their breaking points. Their child is acting out at home, school, or, possibly, both and they’ve simply run out of options. …Continue Reading
Why is mental illness in children often referred to as the “invisible epidemic”?
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, approximately 20% of children in the U.S. suffer from a diagnosable mental illness in a given year…. that equates to approximately 17 million children.…Continue Reading
Death is difficult. It’s difficult to understand; it’s difficult to put into words and; it’s difficult to cope.
For this reason, death all too often goes unspoken.
In these cases, “Mum’s the word” … no one talks about it, no one acknowledges it, and, therefore no one processes through it. …Continue Reading
Columbine High School
Sandy Hook Elementary School
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; the list goes on.
What do all these schools have in common?
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS… PANIC… DEATH… TRAUMA…
After the recent events in Florida and multiple threats of violence in surrounding schools, I felt inclined to provide a few helpful tips to support children DURING and AFTER these occurrences. …Continue Reading
“He had a rough day.” “She bit three kids.” “He spent lunch in the office again.”
If so, let me guess… you’re a parent or guardian, educator or school personnel, family member, babysitter, or possibly a friend of a family who has a child known to test the waters? …Continue Reading