Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

Are You Experiencing Stress or Mental Illness? Here’s How You Can Tell

My job is all about understanding and helping families through stressful situations. My clients often worry that their reaction isn’t “normal.” I tell them, “Your reaction is likely not only normal, but healthy.”
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A Story of Hope: Healing From Transgenerational Trauma

A Story of Hope: Healing From Transgenerational Trauma

Research shows that trauma is shared across generations through a variety of ways, including gene expression, socialization, and psychological disposition. While the source of trauma may be distant, the effects can still be devastating to children.
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Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

Transitioning From a Service Member to Veteran or Retiree: Challenges That Military-Connected Families Face and How to Overcome Them

I hear often that transitioning out of the military was just as hard (and sometimes even harder!) than the transitions the families experienced throughout the deployment cycle. Being an active-duty military family can bring a sense of stability and belongingness to the military community.
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COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

COVID-19, youth and social media: is it time for a reset?

With COVID-19 and the self-quarantine imposed on families, our lives and habits are being turned upside down and it's an opportunity to rethink the place of screen time and social media activities in our kids’ lives.
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Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self-Care and Setting Boundaries for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are finding yourself struggling to cope, you’re not alone. These are challenging times for teachers. The key to thriving rather than just surviving is to make self-care a priority. Here are a few tips for practicing self-care during this unprecedented time.
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How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

How to Talk With Your Students About COVID-19

I’ve already had more than a few hard conversations about the novel coronavirus and how it is impacting my students’ lives. How can we reassure our students during this crisis? And what signs should we look for to make sure that they are safe?
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How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

How to Talk With Children About COVID-19

You may be tempted to avoid talking to your kids about the coronavirus because they are “too young to understand.” However, there are ways you can talk with your children about almost any difficult subject, including COVID-19.
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Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

Finding Treatment for the New Kid on Base

As a military professional, you’re used to moving, but relocating with a special needs child can be a complex process. Here are some tips and advice to help you find the help you need more quickly.
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