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How to Get Kids to Talk

“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”  ~O. A. Battista Have you ever wished that your child would open up more  to you? Like really open up to you? The highs, the lows, friends, school, drama, life, goals, problems, choices…all of it. You are […]

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Kicking Off Summer 2021

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” —Wallace Stevens Welcome, summer! We made it! It has been a tough year and a half. We have survived a pandemic, quarantines, civil unrest, the school year, mask mandates, and all sorts of uncertainty. No one has weathered this storm with more grace, patience, and maturity […]

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Simple Ways to Strengthen the Connection with Your Children

“Want to be a great parent? Want to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved kid? Want to live in a home where discipline becomes unnecessary? The secret is to create a closer connection with your child.” ~ Laura Markham 2020 has been a whirlwind for everyone. Literally every human across the country has felt the rippling […]

Creating Conversation Around Your Mental Illness

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 American adults experiences mental illness in a given year. That is 43.8 million people! You are not alone in this arduous struggle. Even though so many face this trial, there is often a great amount of shame that comes with mental illness that […]

The Most Forgotten of the Human Needs

Have you ever experienced such pain or heartache in a relationship that you have sworn off future friendships or relationships? Has your trust or confidence in someone been shattered to the point that you never wanted to open up to anyone ever again? I think it is safe to say that all of us have […]