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The Opioid Crisis Changing Families in the 21st Century    

What is the Opioid Crisis? The “opioid crisis”, also called the “opioid epidemic”, refers to the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioids in the United States.  On Oct 26, 2017, the president actually declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, freeing up federal funding for treatment and other resources.  … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis Changing Families in the 21st Century    

Letting Go of Things You Can’t Control

Control and Free Will Learning to understand what we have control over and what we do not is one of the epic challenges of being human. Figuring out what exactly it is that we have control over can actually be fairly anxiety-inducing. That’s because one of the things that makes us most human—free will—is something … Continue reading Letting Go of Things You Can’t Control

Techniques to Help Manage Chaos and Maintain Calm

Dismiss the Chaos The stresses we face in our daily lives can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether it’s our relationships, finances, family, children, career, or our personal struggle, things can pile up and leave us feeling paralyzed. The good news is, you don’t have to spend every day feeling buried. There are some simple techniques you … Continue reading Techniques to Help Manage Chaos and Maintain Calm

Parenting Tips for Managing Senior-itis and The Transition to College

Managing Senior-itis and The Transition to College The transition from high school to college can be challenging for both parents and teens. As parents, you’ve watched your child grow away from you in the past few years, as she begins to establish herself and find her way in the world. On the one hand, that … Continue reading Parenting Tips for Managing Senior-itis and The Transition to College

Step Family Dynamics

Have you found yourself in the role of stepfather, tangling with an adolescent stepdaughter or son?  Here’s some friendly advice: be careful. It’s not your role to parent your stepchildren and, unless you iron out some ground rules right from the start, is likely to upset your new bride more than you imagine. Blended families … Continue reading Step Family Dynamics

The Impact of Gaming on Your Child

Is your child running around forgetful, with limited attention span, or are they focused and calm?  It might be time to ask about what role their gaming is playing in their reality? I am increasingly running into boys who have been “diagnosed” with ADD or ADHD. As part of the intake process I always ask … Continue reading The Impact of Gaming on Your Child