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The Value of Volunteering with Your Family

By Rozi Rice
If you are already involved in volunteering, it is important to talk about it with your children and to set an example for them to model. It is helpful to find an age-appropriate family volunteer opportunity that you can participate in together. Try to choose something that you think your children will enjoy and talk about it before you go. 

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Family Therapy – When is it Time to Seek Help?

By Naami Resnick, MS, LGPC, NCC
When it comes to the stigma of acknowledging and discussing mental health, we’ve come a long way. However, there are still barriers to therapy that often keep folks from accessing the help they need. So, how do you know what kind of therapy is right for you and your family?

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Checking in with Children during COVID

By Shula Levin, LCSW-C
Feeling stressed is not something experienced solely by adults; children have myriad responsibilities, pressures, and expectations that induce stress, and this past year, with the additional challenges of COVID, checking in with your child is more important than ever.

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Returning to Life After COVID

By Mimi Kraus, LCSW-C
Even with an end in sight, COVID has taken a toll on many of us. We have all experienced some degree of anxiety and some of us have been traumatized by the constant warnings of risk to life. How do we now begin to return to our lives and do the things we were warned to forego for so long?

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Drugs and Alcohol: What Our Children Need To Know

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.
Society must start educating children as to the realities, effects, and impacts of drug and alcohol use when they are young — as early as preschool age. Here are some suggestions for helping children, age appropriately, gain that healthy respect to make less risky choices, especially those involving alcohol. It’s time to talk to YOUR kids.

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Thunder Does Not Grow Flowers

By Brittni Barcase
Well, surprise, surprise. I’m human. Today he (my son) wanted to play with something that is not a toy, and I did a “no” sandwich … a few times. His feelings got bigger, I lost my patience and I yelled. And you know what he did? HE YELLED BACK AT ME.

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These Are Not Normal Times

By Brittni Barcase
If you told me I was going to become a mom and just barely start to get my “groove” back, to have everything come to an abrupt halt because of a global pandemic, I would have laughed HARD in your face. My world shifted and I had to shift along with it.

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