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The family is not ending; it is being reorganized.
06 Mar

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Tips For Co-Parenting

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Once your divorce is finalized, it is critical to be on the same page with the other parent about raising and loving your children. Accept that while the marriage is over, you will be parents together forever. The family is not ending; it is being reorganized. Tips For Co-Parenting Maintaining a parental relationship after divorce required the ability to communicate. A clear co-parenting plan helps establish the boundaries in which you will parent your child together. Build from...

Divorce involves change…change involves loss…and growth.
06 Mar

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Working Through Custody Together

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Divorce involves change…change involves loss…and growth. Working Through Custody Together Divorce brings with it many conflicting feelings for everyone in your family. It is a huge change for the family and each person may experience different feelings at different times. Divorce does not have a beginning, middle and end, rather it is a process and every person will move through the process at their own pace. A significant milestone during any divorce involving children is setting up...

It is critically important that both parents tell the children about the divorce.
06 Mar

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce: Telling Your Kids

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce The decision to divorce usually is achieved after intentional thought and careful consideration. While you may not have chosen to experience divorce, you do have a choice in the way you approach this crisis, especially with your children. Divorce is very difficult and painful, but be assured that you and your children can move forward. You can decide to be a good role model for your children and turn what could be a devastating experience...

Like any other life-changing event, divorce can be dealt with in a positive way and can result in emotional growth.
28 Feb

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce

Helping Your Children Cope With Divorce Sometimes, during divorce, we temporarily lose the ability to parent well. Like any other life-changing event, divorce can be dealt with in a positive way and can result in emotional growth. Over the next few weeks, we will share valuable information to help you navigate this difficult time on your parenting journey. The topics we will be covering include telling your kids about your divorce, working through custody, and tips for successful co-parenting. Parents, you...

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27 Feb

You Can Survive Daylight Savings Time!

You Can Survive Daylight Savings Time! Daylight. Savings. Time. In the fall, it’s great! Fall back! An extra hour to sleep in, yay! Springing forward? LOSING an hour of sleep? Not so much. For parents, it can be a minor annoyance, nothing an extra cup or three of coffee can’t handle, but for your kids, it may be a different story. Daylight savings can really impact your children’s sleep routine. Their little internal clocks become accustomed to their routines and...

13 Feb

Let Your Kids Know That You Love Them Every Day…And Make Sure They See It!

Sometimes your children just need to hear that you love them. Between school, sports, clubs, and other responsibilities you may miss these opportunities to let them know how you feel. Send them a quick text. They already have their phone in their hand anyway! 📱   It may just brighten their day. 🌞 Share messages of love openly and often. It may sound corny, but anything parents can do to practice communicating is good. Reaching out frequently lets your kids know that you love them even...

13 Feb

Vaping: Facts, Fiction, and Valuable Information for Parents

“Not my kid.” “I would know.”  “We don’t allow smoking in the house.” Not a Fad You may have thought vaping was a fading fad, one that had not affected your family. Fact: A recent survey of nearly 44,000 students in the United States indicated a dramatic rise in the use of e-cigarettes. In 2018, 37% of 12th graders surveyed reported vaping, up from 28% the previous year. This rise in usage of e-cigarettes shows that not only is vaping not a fad, but it’s a problem...

24 Jan

The Character Effect™ Has Been Designated as Evidenced-based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Earlier this week we received notice that The Character Effect™ a universal social-emotional learning program for elementary school students has been designated as evidenced-based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Character Effect™ is a flexible developmental framework for the classroom that combines mindfulness and character strengths in an effective curriculum that promotes confidence and improves overall well-being in a school. The Character Effect™ is designed to: improve students’ self-control, increase classroom participation, cultivate an atmosphere of respect for others, boost academic success and, decrease...