Summer can be a magical time for families, full of long, sun-soaked days, swimming at the pool, and gentle memories….summer CAN be enjoyable, even if plans don’t work out the way we thought they would. Here are a few suggestions which may be helpful.
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Schools out! No more structure, right? Well…. about that…..When school ends for the year, parents and children alike are ready for a break from homework, extracurricular activities, and other demands that come with the academic calendar. However, it doesn’t take long for parents to hear, “I’m bored,” or to be come concerned with siblings fighting […]
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The summer before college represents a huge transition between high school graduation and leaving for school in the fall. Families are proud, excited, worried, and quite busy. There is much to do and prepare for, especially if that teen is headed to college in the fall. The summer after graduation is an exciting and overwhelming […]
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Issues related to status and college pressures are familiar to many people, particularly given the college admission scandals in the news lately. Recently, federal prosecutors filed charges against a group of parents who paid someone to “help” admit their children to particular colleges. Specifically, these parents paid to have someone else take standardized entrance exams for […]
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….When kids struggle, parents often suffer too. And they often suffer alone, while trying very hard to appear like everything is ok to everyone else…..So how DOES a parent of a child who is struggling with mental health issues stay sane?…
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“Autism” is a term with which many people are familiar. Autism impacts many families, either in their own family, or through a relative or a friend. However, many people still struggle to understand what it means, how to identify it, and how to help. To make matters more confusing, autism is called many different things, and […]
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Parents and providers often seek out ways to bring relief to the child. Sometimes, the world of mental health is very confusing and difficult to access, particularly for young children. The good news is that there is help AND effective treatments for young children with anxiety.
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Picking Summer Activities for Your Child Selecting summer activities for children, can be a daunting task for parents. It can be hard to know how to pick a program that is the right fit for your child. Here are some things to consider when planning your child’s summer. Ask Your Child It is really important […]
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Snow day! Here in the Midwest, we are experiencing a record-breaking amount of school cancellations due to weather. It is fun to have an occasional random day to stay home and relax. However, weekly snow days – sometimes more than one per week – can make it difficult for children to be ready to learn […]
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When your child argues with a friend, it can be hard to know how to help. Sometimes we know our child’s actions weren’t kind. Other times we are worried that are child had his feelings hurt by a friend. Sometimes it can feel like all our child does is fight with others. According to Brett […]
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“…talking about sexual abuse with your child can be one of the hardest, yet most important things that parents can do.”
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Because we are celebrating our 10th year in practice, below are 10 important posts from the Hope Springs Blog that were written in 2018.
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