Tragedy: When a Child Dies

A Community Changes We were having an afternoon like any other Sunday afternoon, when my husband read his email. He called me over, had me read it and we hugged. Then we quickly got the kids to eat, change, and go to a candlelight vigil for a family from our school. A...

Acorn Education Digest April 2016

Acorn Digest April 2016 Read articles and find our calendar. You can find the full articles here, from our blogs. Renee Pfeffer, LPC Intern and Ashley Barkley, LPC. Here is a copy of our very busy calendar:   Calendar of Events Knowing The Signs April 12th, 2-3...

Acorn March Digest 2016

Acorn Education Digest March 2016 Click here to download in printable form our March Digest for 2016. It includes our schedule of events, introduces you to our newest counselor, Renee Pfeffer, and lets you look forward to our biggest month, April. Here are some...

Acorn Digest February 2016

Acorn Education Digest February 2016 Many of you noticed we had a Holiday from digests last month. With our fabulous Facebook Party on Wellness led by Vivian Nichols, and getting back into the swing of things, we just didn’t have it in us to write. So, we are...

Divorce is Traumatic

You may ask yourself why a play therapist is writing about divorce. Surely, none of my clients are divorced. While it is true, most of my clients haven’t been married and never chose to divorce, many of my clients have been affected by divorce. In 2014, there...

3 Rules for Clear Communication

Communication is difficult at the best of times. But when emotions are flaring and a problem must be solved, mistakes, sometimes big ones, can happen. So in my counseling office, we make up a list of rules for big conversations. Some people have heard of them as...

#1 Free Tech App

#1 Parenting App I’ve gotten for free! Yeah, sounds like one of those best of lists for the end of the year. But this tech app is wonderful and easy and just plain nice to have. Let me start at the beginning. My work as a therapist exposes me to a lot of...

Favorite Advent Activity

When I was a kid, Mom had an Advent Calendar where we put gifts to each other for each day of December. It also had scriptures to teach us about the Season and to prepare us to understand what Christmas was all about. I wanted to do the same thing for my family, so I...

Acorn Digest December 2015

Acorn Digest December 2015 Learn about our upcoming events, read our favorite new article, and find out about encouragement vs. praise. Join us for our Facebook Parenting Party where we will be talking about how to survive the holidays with complicated families,...