Adjusting to a new school year: Back To School-itis

The news last week ran its usual array of back to school stories. One, in particular, caught my eye. The story was about back to school "nerves". It isn't one of the more popular topics covered by the news but a good one to note because it does occur in kids of all ages and is worth knowing about just in case your kids get some early school days jitters. I call this phenomenon "back to … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Boston…strong as ever!

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Boston Strong…Now and Always

A week ago at 2:50PM ET, the Boston Maraton finish line was hit by one of two bombs. Today, at 2:50pm ET, please join all of Boston and Massachusetts for a ¬†moment of silence to honor the many victims and heroes of last week's horrific events. If you'd like to help the many people injured by the bombings, click here to go to the One Fund, … [Read more...]

How to Talk to Kids about Tough World Events

Over the last decade we've had to face far too many of tough world events from terrorism to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the tsunami in Japan. It's always the same pattern: ¬†in the blink of an eye, we are transported from our relatively happy lives to an uncertain fog as we grapple with whatever event had just occurred. Today, just 17 miles from my home town, in Boston, … [Read more...]