March 20, 2020

A counselor’s tip for managing COVID-19 anxiety

Nicole Sartini-Cprek, MEd, LPCC, NCC, IMPH If you are feeling anxious about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, thank your body for alerting you that there is something to be concerned about. It is doing what it is supposed to do.Take note and practice good hygiene, eat nutritiously, drink […]
March 5, 2020

What makes kids care? Teaching gentleness in a violent world

In a world where violence and cruelty seem to be common and almost acceptable, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children to become kinder and gentler — to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others. Raising kids who care isn’t […]
January 22, 2020

Making your New Year’s resolutions stick

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check.It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even […]
December 20, 2019

Helping your child manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a community shooting at a school or elsewhere. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what […]
November 15, 2019

Tips for parents on managing holiday stress

For many of us, the holiday season can bring an increased sense of family responsibility and, along with it, additional feelings of stress. Advertisements about the joys of the season can seem lost on us as we scurry around trying to do even more than […]
September 3, 2019

Talking to teens about stress

Stress isn’t just a problem for adults. Young people, too, frequently experience unhealthy levels of stress, as the APA’s 2013 Stress in America survey shows.The survey found that 13- to 17-year-olds are experiencing stress levels higher than they consider to be healthy. School is the […]