Episode 121 “Don’t Be Nervous”
So many times we might hear our kids, or even ourself say “I’m nervous” about something we are doing. On this episode, we [...]
Episode 120 “Just a Few Friends”
Humans need healthy relationships to help them through the challenges of life. One concept younger kids have a hard time understanding is with [...]
Episode 119 “Confidence is Critical”
The digital, online word kids grow up in can cause real problems as they are constantly being critiqued and compared. How can we [...]
Episode 111 “Sad Teenagers”
Over 40% of teenagers surveyed reported feeling depressed or persistent sadness. This is a trend that has been on the rise even before [...]
Why Helicopter Parenting is Now the Rule
We hear a lot these days about “helicopter” parenting, or a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of [...]
Suicide: It Can Happen to Your Kids
September is back to school and maybe coincidentally, suicide awareness month. I don’t just say that off the cuff, the incidences of suicide [...]
What’s Your Struggle? Be Inspired By Others.
Some days feel harder than others. Some days the rain keeps pouring down and feels like it never will end. But this is [...]
In an Instagram World, Teach Self-Compassion
I read an interesting article the other day on why we should forget about teaching and focusing on self-esteem and start focusing more [...]
Guns or Mental Health? New study looks at which leads to more gun violence.
As as a human being and also a parent, every time I hear about these mass shootings I cringe. Walmarts, restaurants, bars, festivals, [...]
Your Child’s Brain Is Wiring- Make Sure it Does So Correctly
People ask me a lot about how the brain “works” and I often smile before taking a deep breath and answering. The simplest [...]
Mental Health Days Off for Students- A good idea, or too sensitive?
There has been a lot of news around a bill recently passed in the state of Oregon that would allow students to take [...]
More Evidence Pets Benefit Mental Health
On Episode 12 of my podcast I discussed ways that having a pet can positively affect our mental health. While I don’t have [...]
Are Productivity Apps Anti-Productive? 4 Questions Answered.
Recently I was asked about productivity apps and my thoughts on how effective they can be. When it comes to technology to keep [...]