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 Incorrectly labeling kids as flippant, withdrawn, or disrespectful is common.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
The best defense against life’s challenges is being prepared with a list of tried and true coping skills. But the truth is, so many of us are reluctant to take the time to unwind during stressful situations. This unhealthy habit of ignoring our need for relaxation and leisure is one that can easily be passed on
Beginning this fall, Riverview is proud to present FREE Parenting Workshops Open to everyone in St. Charles and the surrounding communities, our FREE monthly presentations focus on ideas to manage common parenting obstacles. Each informal, small-group presentation is 45 minutes long followed by a 15 minute question and answer session. Please join us for our first
Yoga is a known stress reliever. In addition, there are kid-specific benefits including: reduced anxiety, healthier coping skills, improved concentration, and better school performance. It’s a noncompetitive way to get kids involved in a physical activity and build self-esteem. But yoga can be a little intimidating if you’re new to the practice. And being still
If you are having trouble connecting with your teen, why not try speaking their language?