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How can you validate your child's emotions? Well, instead of starting to problem solve immediately, which makes a child enraged, validate their feelings.video

How Can I Validate My Child’s Emotions?

How Can I Validate My Child's Emotions? Let's talk about preventing emotional outbursts at home. So, I'm betting if you're interested in this video, you've got a middle-schooler or a high-schooler at home. You might find yourself...
Despite mandatory evacuations, many people refuse to evacuate natural disasters. Dr. Bilal Ghandour points to personalities and defensive mechanisms as two reasons why.

Why Some People Refuse to Evacuate

Despite mandatory evacuations of areas at risk of a hurricane hit, relatives and friends pleading to loved ones to leave a flood zone, we are now quite familiar with what happens: the large majority...
There are many physical benefits of exercising. However, many mental health benefits go unnoticed. So, how does exercise benefit YOUR mental health?video

How Does Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health?

How Does Exercise Benefit Your Mental Health? There are a lot of positive benefits of physical exercise. The physical benefits are pretty obvious. It's the main reason why most people work out is for the physical...
My child had her first day of school and we were in the ring. Stressed and itching to fight, she took the first swing. How many rounds are you willing to go with your child? This is a parent's guide to boxing.

Parent’s Guide to Boxing: How Many Rounds Are You Willing to Go with Your...

A Parent's Guide to Boxing I have never actually watched a boxing match, so please excuse me if my terminology is a bit off in this article. And, to be clear, no punches were actually...
When I work with families, I like to view them as a small business. Check out these four ways you can run your household like a business!

Struggling with Family Structure? Run Your Household Like a Business!

When I work with families, I like to view them as a small business. Family is a business that has a top-down culture, meaning the founders of the business have the majority say in...
Cancer affects every individual in unique ways. Family and caregivers are critical for support and comfort. Supporting your loved ones with cancer...video

Supporting Your Loved Ones with Their Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting Your Loved Ones with Cancer Cancer affects every individual in unique ways. Family and caregivers are critical for support and comfort. Often times we are nervous about what to say or do. We don't want...
Should we continue using the word Asperger's? Having one’s identity rooted in the spectrum can be complicated when society...

Should We Continue Using the Word Asperger’s? A Psychologist’s Take

I am a psychologist who specializes in working with kids on the Autism spectrum. This population is near and dear to my heart as Autism runs in my family, but I also want these...
Let's face it, there are no guidelines to parenting. Here are some tips from parenting coach, Bea Moise, on maintaining your parenting sanity year-round.video

Maintaining Your Parenting Sanity Year-Round

Maintaining Your Parenting Sanity Year-Round Involve children in discussions about rules and routines. Give specific instructions. Keep it short and straightforward. Keep activities in small increments that can be managed independently. Be consistent! Children thrive on consistency. Assign...
School can be difficult and your child will inevitably need your help. Here are a few ways to ensure your child will have a successful school year.

10 Ways to Ensure Your Child Will Have a Successful School Year

School resuming session can be a stressful transition. Most of us have a hard time figuring out how to have a successful year and how to execute those things. Here are 10 easy-to-follow guidelines...
Why is packing school lunch such torture? What should we pack for a healthy lunch? Check out these healthy back-to-school lunch tips!

Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Kids are heading back-to-school! Beach plans are coming to an end, sleeping in and relaxed mornings are over. Majority of parents and caretakers are excited to see their children back into a routine and...