Self-Care and Self-Compassion Improves Parenting

Posted Posted in Coping, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Parenting, Self-care

Self-compassion is an important part of parenting children and adolescents.  A few years ago, the Washington Post published an article called “Teaching Children Self-Compassion by Modeling it Ourselves” by Mandy Lange.  The article addresses the idea that children learn how to respond to their difficulties, stressors, and mistakes through their own experiences, and through what […]

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The Summer Before College: 7 Tips for Parents and Teens

Posted Posted in College, Coping, Latest News, Parenting, Relationships

The summer before college represents a huge transition between high school graduation and leaving for school in the fall. Families are proud, excited, worried, and quite busy. There is much to do and prepare for, especially if that teen is headed to college in the fall. The summer after graduation is an exciting and overwhelming […]

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4 Things to Improve How You Communicate with People

Posted Posted in Communication, Latest News

Communication is difficult, and often very complex. Everyone has a slightly different style; some people are highly animated, while others are quiet and reserved. Some people tend to be very direct and clear about what they mean, and others use more subtle clues in their communication to get their meaning across. As we all try […]

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It’s Hard to be a Student. And A Parent. We Can Help!

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Parenting, School

It’s really hard to be a student You don’t have a choice over how your day goes. You have to ask permission for everything. It’s easy to feel like your day is full of people trying to catch your mistakes. You are constantly being evaluated. You have a full day of class, then a full […]

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Why Kindness Is Good for You!

Posted Posted in Kindness

Kindness is an important concept to understand. We are programmed to be kind to one another, even though sometimes it seems that the world has lost this instinct. You can train yourself to be kinder, and as a result, you may also be happier, healthier, and find more meaning in your life. Kindness makes us […]

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The Power of “AND”

Posted Posted in Coping, Relationships, Resiliency

“And” is a word that we don’t often think about.  It is quite powerful Let’s start by looking at the following examples “I really liked your presentation, but I think you could make a few improvements” What do you take away from that statement? Do you think you would walk away thinking “boy, that person […]

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Your Phone Doesn’t Love You Back: Healthier and More Mindful Relationships with Technology

Posted Posted in Electronics, Friendships, Relationships

I love the internet. I have a serious Buzzfeed problem (I’m Mollie, and I’ve taken a quiz about which Disney princess I would be based on my preference for snack foods). I cruise Twitter, I scroll the news, and I get sucked into my screens just like everybody else. But it isn’t… great. I don’t […]

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