Warning about drugs and substance abuse.

Your body houses your future in it. Everything prepared in advance. So protect it and stay firm on your values. Even the ones others deem silly! Friendships are done in close quarters across long journeys. Be identified by your joy and fixed in your beliefs, humble in the presence of those truly in need but …

Play or work first? How to avoid a sore throat!

Well this can be a tough one for parents especially when kids have had a long grueling week. Our children are master negotiators so watch out for the charm. Cognitively it is not easy for a child to go from watching tv and playing video games so it’s work first for sure. Executive management skills …

How do I say?

We fell in love and made an agreement with the largest commitment I've taken up until that point. I remember the day like it was yesterday. Your mother's strength was on full display the day you arrived. Thinking it is not possible to love my queen anymore than I did. So many years of making …

Help Your Child Manage Traumatic Events

Parents should decide how much information their children can handle. ADAA member Aureen Wagner, PhD, Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, North Carolina, offers this recommendation for parents: Remain as calm as possible; watch and listen to your child to understand how upset he or she is. Explain a traumatic event as accurately …

Kids dealing with trauma

Parent and adult support network should be vigilant about how kids are coping with traumatic events Give age appropriate information in a manner suitable for the child’s age and understanding. Manage specific times to speak to trauma the family is dealing with, it should be a time carved out for discussion. This may possibly help …