Parenting

You Matter, Too!

By Susan Kurlander, M. Ed., Health Educator  We all know the importance of self-esteem. Without it, we fear children will make unhealthy decisions, shy away from learning and trying new things, and never reach their maximum potential.  Now more than ever, with children spending much of their day on their own, it’s essential that they learn …

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Is Your Mask Hiding or Protecting?

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.   At first, I didn’t understand.  Going to the grocery store is considered an essential reason to be out in public.  I was keeping my distance and I was wearing a mask.  I was smiling (my normal expression wherever I am), but no one seemed to notice.  Or maybe they did and were …

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Staying Friends When Parenting Styles Differ

By Rachael Abrams, LCSW-C The sheer volume of parenting advice available in 2018 is nothing short of overwhelming.  Seeking out guidance on a particular subject can result in countless blogs, forums, and websites, many of which contradict each other. Early on in my parenting journey, my wise pediatrician advised me to implement the “go with …

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