Friday 5: Kids and Teens

Here is what I’ve been reading this week in mental health! 5 things to know about kids and screentime. Weigh the benefits and the risks of screentime for your kids -and for yourself too!(mindshift) Disappointment and hurt are a part of life. Acknowledging this and helping our kids move through these experiences helps them learn…

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Friday Five: Health and Wellness

Here are my go to spots this week for finding solid information about your mental and physical health! If you live in Phoenix and are wondering what time of year to buy local sweet corn or apricots, check out this Phoenix month-by-month guide to fruits and vegetables. (Forbes) New research shows that a one-size approach may…

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Take The Hassle Out Of Homework

Does your child struggle with completing schoolwork or have difficulty starting assignments at home? Here are some tips to keep your child motivated and on task during homework! To Keep Your Child Motivated and On Task: Establish a consistent routine Stay Calm, despite your child’s frustrations Limit Distractions Keep a list of “homework strategies.” This…

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How Painful Experiences Mask The Beauty of a Starry Sky

Are painful experiences keeping you from enjoying the stars? When I was young, I lived in a tiny town in Indiana (shout out to anyone from Batesville). I remember spending evenings running around outside, playing flashlight tag or catching fireflies. Many summer nights ended with setting up sleeping bags in the backyard for impromptu camping…

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Reach Your Goals While Enjoying The Ride: Goal Setting

I definitely have a Type A personality. If you’ve read anything about the traits of first-born children, that’s me. I used a day planner until I purchased my first smartphone, and continue to carry a notebook for “to do” lists with me at all times. In fact, I can be so productive that I WILL…

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