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September 9, 2022

Do you know what your children and teens are learning about suicide from media and entertainment?

by Jennie Risley

Do you know what your children and teens are learning about suicide from media and entertainment? It may be more impactful than you realize. Please be aware that the following information discusses topics of suicide and self-harm. If you or anyone you know is struggling and may need help, call the suicide and crisis hotline […]

August 12, 2022

Surviving the “End-of-Summer Scaries”

by Allison Hurst, MS, NCC, LPC

The end of July is an all-around emotional battleground. Let’s be honest—no one in the vicinity of school-aged children feels fully back to baseline until almost October. Many parents eagerly await a semblance of routine to re-enter their homes with the start of school. They are in survival mode. Things like popsicles for breakfast and […]

August 5, 2022

The Magic of Boredom Part 2: How to Foster “Boredom With a Purpose” for Your Family

by Allison Hurst, MS, NCC, LPC

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We recently discussed the often-untapped magic of boredom, especially for children. We know that time for self-directed play increases emotional regulation, executive function, and physical literacy in children. (read Part 1 here if you missed it)! But if you are anything like me, you crave some practical application of all the evidence-based information out there […]