‘C’ Mom Overreact

      If your kids are school-aged, chances are, you already have expectations about what their grades should be.  You’ve seen what they are capable of and if they are falling short, you know it immediately. This week, my ten-year old got a ‘C’ on a reading test.  I knew right away that this

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Power in Numbers

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had taken my youngest son, who was three years old at the time, to a gym class. I had learned long ago that quiet, library story times were not a ‘good fit’ for an extremely active, rough and tumble boy. I figured a busy, movement filled class

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Welcome to our new blog for parents

My name is Diana DeVaul and I am excited to start contributing to the Riverview Counseling Services blog.  My goal is to support readers in your parenting and everyday life endeavors which of course fits in beautifully with Riveview’s philosophy.   Hopefully as you read, you will find positive support, education and real-life applications to

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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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