19

The Best Ways to Support Each Other During COVID

Staying connected to our friends and peers during the pandemic can be difficult. Isolation, however, can lead to relapse. As we are beginning to open up more social outlets safely, many of us are still restricted in many of the activities we loved before the pandemic. Some of us may have been doing fine during […]

Emotions

Managing Your Emotions: What You Need to Know

“Children need our compassion the most when they seem to deserve it the least.” Katherine Winter-Sellery, Speaker, Trainer, and Coach When facing challenging behaviors from our children, we might struggle to manage our own emotions. Our knee-jerk reaction might be to yell, scream, or argue. We might send our kids to their rooms or take […]

Teen

How Can I Set Effective and Healthy Boundaries With My Child?

Setting effective and healthy boundaries with your child can help improve your relationship. Every relationship has boundaries, which will have consequences when these boundaries are crossed. Boundaries also keep relationships appropriate, and finding a balance is key to maintaining a healthy relationship with our kids. Boundaries can teach our kids how to get their needs […]

Loss

The Impact of Sudden Loss of Important People

The impact of sudden loss and catastrophic events can trigger a traumatic response blended with grief known as “complex grief.” Grief and loss expert Kathleen Parish describes complex grief as the normal grieving process with a component of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These days, kids are given training for various kinds of events. They complete […]

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Family Pets: A Comfort to Those Who Are Struggling

Pets and animals can help those who are struggling with addiction in their recovery. Pet and animal-assisted therapy can be beneficial for those with self-esteem, trauma, or attachment issues. Family pets can teach kids to be responsible and caring. They can also help kids get out for exercise and build a routine around pet care. […]