The Weight of Bullying

The number of American children who overweight or obese continues to rise. And we worry about our kids because we know that with added weight comes physical health issues like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. Heavier children are also at risk for mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem. As if that wasn’t enough, overweight

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FREE October Workshop: Avoiding the Homework Battle

Homework Help: Avoiding the Homework Battle with Your Child Thursday, October 24th. 2013 @1:00pm Presenter: Cheryl Denz, MA, LCPC Whose homework is this anyway? End the after school drama surrounding homework while helping your child to become a successful and independent student. Register with Cheryl: 630.587-3777 Ext. 103 or Cheryl@riverviewcounselingservices.com   Open to everyone in St. Charles

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Fall Fun

Pumpkins, cider, and pies; oh my! Make sure to carve out some family time this fall. Relish in the season with any of these autumn activities that bring families together and can relieve stress at the same time.  

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October is National Anti-Bullying Month

It’s likely that your child has been involved with bullying in one way or another; either as a victim, a witness, or a even perpetrator. It’s also likely that if your child has indeed been involved with bullying, you don’t know anything about it. Bullying is a sensitive topic and kids might be reluctant to discuss

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Conversation Starters

Parent: Hey! How was school? Kid: Fine. Parent: Well tell me about it…what did you do? Kid: I don’t know. Nothing. (walks away) Trying to talk to your kids can be frustrating. Painful even. Incorrectly labeling kids as flippant, withdrawn, or disrespectful is common. It’s important to realize, though, that kids often want to interact with

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