It’s winter. It’s cold! Our animal friends are hibernating. Many humans also feel the pull to do less physically this time of year. But I’m here to tell you, this is a trap! With shorter days and colder temperatures keeping us indoors, our moods are already fragile. Doing physical activity helps for several reasons. […]
Summer is upon us! For many that means no school, (family) vacations, and more free time. A recent New York Times article ominously titled “Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer” speaks of just how much of our free time we spend on our phones. The article cites research about the […]
Despite the joy of the holidays, parents often wonder how to keep their children entertained. Here are non-electronic ways to engage kids over school break.
While we usually think of carefree days, summer can actually be very stressful as schedules shift dramatically. Here are 4 tips to help you keep summer stress-free.
Finals time of year can be intense. Let’s be honest, for many students, it is the most stressful time of the year. Here are some tips that can help finals-takers with managing time, managing stress, and having a successful finals week.
In an age of parents sticking up for their children regardless of how wrong their children’s behavior is, Leslie Blanchard’s post “4th grader comes home with disturbing news – then mom realizes her ‘worst nightmare’ is coming true” is refreshingly honest. Rather than candy-coating the situation of her daughter leaving a well-meaning peer out “just […]
In the December 2015 issue of the The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin wrote a thoughtful and haunting piece entitled “The Silicon Valley Suicides: Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?” With Palo Alto just a bit south of our group in Oakland, the article really hit home. Teenagers […]
Does your child have a hard time calming down when she gets angry? Does you child get really worked up when he’s scared? Does your child seem unable to cope with big emotions? Perhaps one of the simplest and most effective calming strategies would help your child gain more control over his emotions. It is […]