Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year

Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year: Ways to Minimize Stress and Hassle from Technology when School Starts By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Oftentimes, what happens during the summertime is parents allow their children free reign over technology. Then, when school starts again in the fall parents struggle with limiting the use of technology. I … Read More

Happy Morning Routines

Happy Morning Routines 5 Must Do Strategies for School Morning Success Jennifer Hector, MA, MFT   Shifting from the flow of summer to the fast pace of a school and work schedule is one of the most stressful and challenging times of the year. How can help this transition go more smoothly? What strategies can be used to shore up … Read More

Why Parents are Choosing Mindfulness to Increase Happiness and Calm

Why Parents are Choosing Mindfulness to Increase Happiness and Calm Help your child start the school year ready to learn Caitlyn Andrews, MA, MFTI   Did you know that excitement and anxiety can feel the same in your body? Have you ever noticed how children can be excited one minute and crying the next? Starting a new school year brings … Read More

Parenting Success with ADHD

Parenting Success with ADHD Jennifer Hector, MA, LMFT Having success in the school year requires specific strategies for supporting kids with ADHD. In order for these specific parenting strategies to work, a meta-framework for how to respond to your child needs to be put in place. Listed below are three key elements that make up this larger frame of reference … Read More

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts: Few words about Reassurance Marta A. Gea Franca, LMFT It’s that time of the year again! Back to school is around the corner. Children and parents may be thinking about what to expect as the school starts. For children experiencing anxiety, the uncertainty about the first day of school contributes to an increase in … Read More

Playing After Vacation

Playing After Vacation Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services.   Several years ago, my brother returned from a wonderful trip he’d taken and had just finished his first day back at work when he said “There’s nothing like going back to work to ruin a perfectly good vacation.”  As adults, we know this to … Read More