5 Tips When Teens Have Anxiety

5 Tips When Teens Have Anxiety

“We keep it to ourselves or bottle it in.” This are words local students used to describe how teens deal with stress. In September, I spoke to our local high school’s health classes on stress and anxiety. From a show of their hands, the majority acknowledged...
Mama’s Growing Up

Mama’s Growing Up

“There’s no food in the house,” one of my kids said. I sighed. I’ve grocery shopped twice in the last week and we just ran out of cereal. My dishes are piled high because the dishwasher is continuously full, and we’re going through one...
Preparing Your Child to Fledge

Preparing Your Child to Fledge

I sat on my porch swing taking in the day I hoped would never end. The sun was on its way down behind the trees. The flowers were bright and a breeze was on my cheek. Another Sunday was gone, another week came to an end. So predictable, yet so different. Up until then...
3 Reasons to Start the Parent Dialogue

3 Reasons to Start the Parent Dialogue

Marco sat in my office looking at the floor, mustering up courage to share what was bothering him. He was a sixth grade boy who eventually told me he saw inappropriate photos on his mom’s phone that she sent to her boyfriend. Tears streamed down his face. Mom...