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Are you parenting a teen? Here are 5 actions that will help.
It was freezing rain this one morning as my son and I hustled into the car to start our day. As we sat down, he noticed a thin layer of icy slush on the windshield. My son asked, “Will the wipers … Continue reading
Posted in Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Keeping Your Teen Safe, Parenting, Parenting Your Teen, Teen Brain, Teens Tagged be connected, be involved, Mental Health, monitor, parenting actions, parenting teens, Physical Health, provide support, relationship, role model, school health, strong parent child relationship, teens, tweens 3 Comments
Family Matters: Relationships are key!
Family matters. It’s simple, the key is to develop a positive relationship with your children. Start early, this will BE one of their greatest protective factors in life. There are no secret ingredients, no gimmicks, no quick fixes. It’s about … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Teens Tagged developmental assets, family assets, kids, Mental Health, nurturing relationship, positive relationship, protective factors, relationship, school 6 Comments
Seize the day with your family. Everyday!
Carpe diem! in the past when I heard “seize the day”; my thoughts used to run wild with the idea of being spontaneous, of trying something new and crazy. Living life like there is no tomorrow. Just doing it! Whatever … Continue reading
Posted in Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Teen, Parenting, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Teens Tagged carpe diam, family, family day, Mental Health, parents, Physical Health, relationship, school, school health, seize the day, spend time together, talk together, teens, time, trust, trusting relationship Leave a comment
Making time for your “Valentine”
Get ready for the day, work, come home, make dinner while keeping Pumpkin occupied, clean up, play together, walk the dog, do the bedtime routine, the laundry, pay the bills, catch a tiny bit of me time, then finally… sleep. … Continue reading
Posted in Babies, Children & Tweens, Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health for Your Child/Tween, Parenting, Parenting Your Baby, Parenting Your Child/Tween, Parenting Your Teen, Parenting Your Toddler & Preschooler, Pregnancy, Teens, Toddlers & Preschoolers Tagged balance, children, date night, family, husband, making time, marriage, married with children, Mental Health, partner, relationship, special needs, spouse, stress of parenting, team, wife Leave a comment
Through the lens of depression: my marriage, pregnancy, and a high-needs baby
I was really excited for the birth of our second child. We had always planned on having more than one, and I was really looking forward to my two and a half year old becoming a big brother. My pregnancy … Continue reading