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How to Thrive - Not Just Survive - the Holiday Season

How to Thrive - Not Just Survive - the Holiday Season

This year’s holiday season will be especially challenging, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of this long year of disappointment and frustration, it might feel difficult to look forward to and embrace the joys of the holiday season. How can your family celebrate and find new traditions to create that reflect the true meaning of this time.

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Gratitude During Stressful Times

Gratitude During Stressful Times

During these challenging times, gratitude takes on a new dimension. We have all had to go inward to appreciate the things that perhaps we did not pay attention to before the pandemic.

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Lets Stop Parent Blaming and Shaming

Lets Stop Parent Blaming and Shaming

Blaming and shaming creates real impediments to families attempting to manage their “parenting” journey. This journey is a road with many twists and turns, adventures and transitions that are a part of family life.

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Heart Centered Communication -  Listening to Our Children

Heart Centered Communication - Listening to Our Children

Communication is the only way we can begin to truly understand what are children are experiencing - their outward behavior is their own way of expressing what they are feeling. How can we teach them to be authentic within themselves, and to have the words to describe their emotions in a safe, healthy way?

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To Send Kids to School or Not?

To Send Kids to School or Not?

Decisions about whether kids should be going back to school or not is creating a lot of uncertainty and paralysis and hindering the ability to make decisions OR extreme fear about safety.

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Parenting During COVID-19

Parenting During COVID-19

The coronavirus has pushed us all into a state of extreme stress: what will happen next? Will my family be safe? When will we get back to “normal”? Lots of questions with very few answers just adds to our stress and pushes us into survival mode: reacting rather than responding; consciously or subconsciously.

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