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A little bit about play therapy

By Michelle Scheu Most people think of therapy as being an option only for adults, teens and perhaps pre-teen youth. The idea of traditional therapy i.e. sitting in a chair and talking about your problems for an hour is pretty … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a helicopter parent!!

By Elizabeth Wine In today’s world where media and culture tend to warn us of perceived doom and gloom, parents have had the tendency to become very overprotective. Yes, there is value to keeping your child safe, but what about … Continue reading

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Got Supplies?

By Elizabeth Wine Markers and crayons and binders and pencils, lunch bags and lunch fees and Kleenex for sneezes, loose-leaf and college-ruled paper galore, these are a few of the school supplies! (to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from … Continue reading

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Lockers, Passing Time and No Recess, Oh my!!

Tips for helping your pre-teen transition into middle school By Elizabeth Wine Making the transition from 5th to 6th grade can be very daunting. Even pre-teens that may appear to be calm about it, may be hiding some anxiety under … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

By Elizabeth Wine This morning, I went into the kitchen at work to get some ice for my water bottle. As I walked into the kitchen, a construction worker was setting up his tools for the day, including a large … Continue reading

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Create your own summer bucket list

By Jeanine Jantz Summer is here and many of us are asking how are we going to keeps kids busy for the next couple of months. Making a bucket list of things to do during the summer is a fun way to … Continue reading

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Tips on Tackling Uncomfortable Topics

By Emily Davis Some things are just uncomfortable to talk about. Especially when you have to talk about them with your kids. Maybe it’s the birds and the bees, or why Grandma has to move into assisted living, or any … Continue reading

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Kids will be kids…

By Amy Glendening Childhood is such a wonderful time of growth and exploration. During this time, children are learning a great deal about themselves and the world around them. They are constantly taking in information and finding new ways to test … Continue reading

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Time to Un-Plug!

By Elizabeth Wine, LSCSW Do you feel like you are developing carpal tunnel syndrome from texting? Are your eyes aching from computer strain? Congratulations, it sounds like you need to un-plug! There are many benefits to unplugging from technology, including … Continue reading

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Managing your worries about taking tests

By Elizabeth Wine This time of year tends to bring an array of testing, from state assessments to high school finals to college exams. Testing tends to be an event that can raise anxiety levels in many people, even those who … Continue reading

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