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June 20: Summer Fun

During one of my webinars about planning for summer, I recommended that families plan a couple of special, fun activities each week this...

May 30: Choose Kindness

Many of the people I spoke with this week were displaying notable signs of weariness.  My observation is that many parents and children...

May 22: Focusing on the Here and Now

This week in my practice I found that both children and adults were thinking quite a bit about the future.  Children and adolescents were...

May 17: Practicing Self-Compassion

.  I heard from a friend yesterday that at her weekly Friday work zoom meeting, which has been happening throughout the pandemic, there...

May 9: Coping with Big Emotions

Over the past couple of weeks I have been hearing from lots of families about children and adolescents having increasingly intense...

April 26: This Is A Marathon

In Massachusetts this week, the governor announced that schools will be closed for the rest of the school year.  While many (if not most)...

April 13: Coping with Rainy Days

This week I have been talking with many people about the outsized impact that the weather seems to have on mood and behavior during this...

April 5: Promoting Hope and Optimism

As we enter another week of physical distancing, something that is on my mind is finding the balance between acknowledging the negative...

March 29: Navigating a Confusing Time

This week in Massachusetts we learned that schools will be closed through at least May 4. This news felt overwhelming to many families at...

March 23: Coping with Disappointment

Everyone, everywhere is experiencing disappointment of one sort or another right now.  How can we talk about these feelings with...

March 14: Adjusting to Quarantine

Below are some thoughts and suggestions about talking with your children about the quarantine and organizing your children's days at...