Month: August 2017

Fall into Fun in September with Your Young Child

September is almost here and that means opportunities for lots of fun! September is a fun month because it is all about going back to school, meeting new people, and getting ready for the holidays ahead. That makes September a terrific month for exploring with your young child. Young Child-Centered Games With the start of …

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Four Sources of Back to School Anxiety and Four Ways to Respond for Resilience

Once the school supplies show up at the local retail shops, we know good things are around the corner. We look forward to a break from the summer heat, colorful leaves, and fresh Autumn crops like apples and squash. Many adults feel nostalgic and sentimental during this time. The phrase “back to school” evokes memories …

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How You and Your Children Can Eat Healthier, Together

Did you know obesity remains the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States? Childhood obesity can lead to serious health problems that once were seen only in adults. This includes Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and sleep apnea. Childhood obesity, or overweight status, is determined by the Body Mass Index (BMI) for …

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Lessons from Positive Psychology for Resilient Children

Our work in trauma on the mental health side focuses on healing and through healing, resilience. Resilience is the ability to cope with adversity and bounce back after something traumatic has happened. Our Director of Mental Health, John Richardson-Lauve maintains that resilience is the universal prescription for trauma. But how can you help your child …

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