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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For many students, college is something that is assumed. However, given the costs and time involved in college, it can be very helpful for parents to consider whether their teen is indeed ready to take that step. Please consider the following infographic to help get your adolescent ready for higher education. 3,109 total views, 3 views […]
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It’s really hard to be a student You don’t have a choice over how your day goes. You have to ask permission for everything. It’s easy to feel like your day is full of people trying to catch your mistakes. You are constantly being evaluated. You have a full day of class, then a full […]
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Many parenting approaches fail to address the parent’s thoughts and feelings. By acknowledging and opening up to these experiences, parenting becomes more effective and meaningful.
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It can be overwhelming and confusing when you are the victim of name-calling. This article helps you to better understand and respond.
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Are you the parents of an only child? If so, do you often get the probing and assuming questions of when you’ll have your next one? Do you feel the societal pressure to have more than one? If you are the parent of an only child, with no plans to add to your family, hopefully […]
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Graphic novels have become increasingly popular for children. There are currently many different types of graphic novels from Captain Underpants to the Smile books by Raina Taigelmeier. Graphic novels have not always been considered appropriate reading for children. Lately, graphic novels are flying off the shelves, jumping into virtual shopping carts, and being embraced by […]
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Sportsmanship (and compassion for people) is important in both the participation and viewing of sports Sports are a common past-time for many of us. I was watching the big Bears/Packers rivalry game this week, and saw Aaron Rodgers leave the field with a very painful, and very distressing, injury. I went online to see if […]
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“Discussions about culture move us forward as a society and expand our world views. Just because you may live in a place without much diversity does not mean you cannot open your mind or think critically about the struggles of marginalized populations and appreciate the little and big moments we are experiencing today.”
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