Let’s Get Emotional

I consider myself a highly emotional person. In our society, this phrase is almost always used in a negative way. When did we decide that emotions, besides happiness, are a bad thing? Emotions are Normal Now we may not directly say that emotions are bad, but the way we talk about them can give that impression like: “Don’t be scared! …

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Because red flags are for Les Mis, not relationships. Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate our healthy relationships. Here you’ll learn how to identify red flags and communicate openly. If you have a date for this wonderful day, or if you’re looking for one, let’s make sure it’s a healthy match! What are red flags? Let’s …

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

5 tips to protect the children in your life 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18 in the United States. Children who are sexually abused can deal with the negative consequences of abuse for a lifetime. So, what can we do to prevent child abuse and keep the children in our lives safe?  1. …

The Power of Play

The Importance of Play

Every parent wants their child to excel. Parents want their children to do their homework and study hard, to succeed in their extracurricular activities, and to grow into conscious, responsible adults. But one essential aspect of healthy childhood development that’s often overlooked is the importance of play.  “Play is one of the best predictors of social and intellectual development in …