Teen Development

There are many challenges to becoming a teenager. Teens often want increased responsibilities and privileges but their decision-making capacity is still developing. Specifically, it is their executive functioning skills that are still developing, which provide some challenges with activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. Help Teens Grow Their […]

Kindness & Empathy

Kindness and empathy are important keys to healthy relationships. Teaching our children how to grow in empathy – considering how our actions make others think and feel – helps us become better friends and better citizens in society. Empathy helps us become more aware of those around us. Becoming more aware of others inspires us […]

Emotional Regulation

Developing social and emotional skills is essential to help our children succeed both in school and in life. Developing emotional awareness helps children better understand and respond to social situations. As parents, we can help our children grow in emotional awareness skills by incorporating emotions into everyday life. We can use the colors of Zones […]


Coping with anxiety can be challenging both for parents and their children. The first step to helping our children better cope with anxiety is learning to listen and support the unique needs of the child. Teaching our children to “be okay” with not being okay is an important first step. This creates openness and acceptance […]