Listen With Love: How To Help a Child with Anxiety Prepare for the School Year

Child walking with backpack

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~Dorothy M. Neddermeyer Sometimes, the hardest thing about being a parent is allowing your child to be him or herself. Children don’t always meet our expectations, but that doesn’t mean they should be forced to… Continue reading

Helping Your Child After Their Parent’s Death

Young African American Child

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.  ~Washington Irving No one’s childhood is without some sadness and loss. This… Continue reading

How to Cope with Teen Anxiety

Young lady in a field

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. ~Charles Spurgeon Being an adolescent in today’s world is challenging. Just managing your school work and social media identity alone can be overwhelming. Not to mention worrying about the future and your relationships. Whether you’re… Continue reading

When Our Past Abuse Becomes Our Current Anger

Woman Screaming

People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. ~Stephen Hawking There is something I have wanted to talk to you about for a long time, but it is difficult to write. Many times, I talk to teens and adults who have suffered through the long-term… Continue reading