Your child’s room looks empty and the packed bags and bins are piling up. It’s a transition so many years in the making but suddenly here you are, just a few weeks before your son or daughter leaves for...
The new school year is dawning. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I am getting lots of referrals for school-age kids who are struggling getting ready to go back to school. Their emotions are high, siblings are fighting, and parents are...
Parenting has taught me one life lesson after another over the years; my first college drop off hammered home five of them. I imagined this event countless times and now it’s a reality. After years of parenting and then...
Transitioning from summer mode to school mode can be difficult for everyone. This year it's harder than ever. Many kids have been remote and may be going back in person for the first time in over a year. That...
What a time to be a parent! Use this list to both enjoy and maximize your fall. We have got to survive back to school this fall! The more I've been a parent, the more I realize how much...
Dropping my children off at school feels heavy these days. Their safety is always my priority and this year feels especially hard. The other day, as my masked daughter leapt from our car to get her temperature taken, I...
Schools are open (yikes!) and whether you are choosing a remote, hybrid, or any other model, we are all stressed. As we've shared before, managing anxiety during CoVID-19 is not the easiest, but I'm hear to help. Here are some...
My toddler cries at the front door. Mom, I want to go OUTSIDE. It's a beautiful day -- the perfect temperature. Yet, I look down at her and my heart sinks. I want to go, too. But I have to help...
If my time as a Mental Health Counselor and mother of four has taught me one thing, it is that open communication is essential for fostering a healthy emotional foundation for our kids. This month, hundreds of children will...
Back to school 2020 looks a lot different this year due to Covid. Each town seems to have its own iteration of a virtual, in school or hybrid model. Some folks are even homeschooling. I think we were all...

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