Resolutions for Healthy Kids and Teens in 2014

January 1st signals an opportunity for a new beginning.  What are your resolutions?  Perhaps you want to read X books, lose X pounds, and make X dollars. Initially our competitive nature kicks in and it can be exciting to set goals and work to achieve them.  By January 31st though, most of us have moved on and

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Teaching Kids Not to Overreact

I can’t find my red Lego! Ben called me a name! I want juice, not chocolate milk! Kids’ problems seem so trivial. And when we think about all the stress we have to deal with on a daily basis, it is easy to get frustrated if our kids start crying, yelling, or throwing a tantrum

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Counseling for Reluctant Kids

Maybe you feel that counseling would be beneficial for your child or teenager, but your kid happens to disagree. This is actually a very common problem among families. Here are some tips to consider: Choose a child/family specialist. Child counselors have specific experiences, training, and abilities to connect with kids and adolescents. They have a

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Celebrating a Child’s Social Moments

As adults who have been navigating the social world for years and years, we tend to take for granted all of the manners that we naturally participate in every day. But for a child who is just beginning to engage in community interactions, mastering these social skills and using them independently is a huge feat!

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Gifts That Don’t Cost A Thing

Strapped for cash this holiday season? No problem. Monetary presents are nice, but we all know the best things in life are free! Show your friends and family how much you care with some simple acts of kindness and expressions of love. The $0 spending limit makes it easy for kids to get involved as

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