Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences!

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Let’s face it! A Parent/Teacher Conference due to problem behaviors at school can leave parents feeling #frustrated, #gut-wrenching, #parentfailure. Let me help you shift that dread to a feeling of opportunity and optimism. No matter how you, the parent, did in school today is a brand new ballgame! We have to keep up with electronic […]

Physical Activity: Move Your Body!

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We have an expectation in our family about physical activity. The expectation is that it’s mandatory! Each day, we plan to move our bodies in some way. Some days it may be going to the gym, others it may be walking around the zoo or riding scooters/bikes around the neighborhood. If the weather is cold […]

Flames Vs. Jumping: Dealing With Suicide

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Fall. The time of year say “welcome” to the cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and football. Fall is the time when nature begins to shed it’s life from the previous months. Leaves fall, the green of the grass fades, and many animals begin to prepare to hide away for the next few months. It’s an expected […]

Days Of Opportunity: Training Your Child

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In the moment… Gripping the steering wheel, I watch as my youngest walks to my car. His slow step, hunched back, and downcast eyes say this day has been difficult. Sighing as he slumps into his seat, he hands me the note from the teacher. Here we go again… Maybe this has happened to you […]

Developing the Dream: Play Therapy in Private Practice

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You just walked out of a meeting, shocked, upset, and deeply disappointed. The office where you practice decided to convert the playroom into a new office. Funding issues and increased client referrals were cited as reasons, but in the back of your mind, you know the problem. Your place of employment doesn’t share your focus […]

Home-school Parent Burnout

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Burnout; everyone experiences it. Merriam Webster defines burnout as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration”. When we’ve reached the point of burnout, we will typically take a break from the stress and recharge. But for the home-school parent, experiencing burnout is more personal. What […]

Homeschool Helps: Teens and Social Media

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One of the perks of being a homeschool family is amount of time we have to work on our communication skills with one another. Homeschooling has afforded us a lot of space in which we can have meaningful conversations, and hear one another well. 3 Approaches To Social Media Communicating face to face is one […]

Family Summer Survival Tips

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School’s out for the summer!! This is a time for making memories, relaxing, and some well- deserved time away from the routine of the fall and spring. Ok, let’s face it… along with the fun and unstructured time, there can be some challenges. Below are some tips and tricks that I found helpful for enjoying […]

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

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In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on how to protect our children and what people who have experienced this type […]