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June 28: Pause and Take a Breath

Today I'm sharing a quick message geared towards the start of summer, then I'll be taking a hiatus from posting until late summer. Over...

June 7: Thinking Ahead to Summer

Over the past week most of the children that I work with have been counting down the days to the last day of school. Many children and...

May 11: Expressing Love Through Writing

Last week I had so many sweet and funny conversations with children about how they were celebrating Mother’s Day. Lots of children were...

April 3: Simply Listening

This week I have been thinking about times when it is helpful for parents to use fewer words. If you have been reading these posts for a...

March 20: Back to School

The beautiful, cold, sunny spring weather is presenting a stark contrast to the incredibly upsetting news of increased xenophobia and...

February 7: Combating Social Atrophy

Last week, the Belmont, MA Youth Commission invited me to present a webinar for middle school and high school students titled Coping with...

January 24: Managing Intense Moments

As the pandemic drags on, I know that many parents are understandably feeling weighted down by pandemic fatigue. For some families, this...

December 29: Happy New Year

With New Year’s Eve approaching, so much is being written about what a difficult year this has been and how the vast majority of people...

November 29: Setting an intention

During these late fall days, some parents in my practice have been expressing frustration with difficult parenting moments that keep...