Mia’s desire to help others first began in high school when she and a friend created a community service project in which they collected stuffed animals to donate to children in hospitals. After developing the project, Mia knew that her passion lies in helping children and families, so she continued to follow her dreams

Summertime teenagers

Summertime is for relaxing. But, for many teenagers, relaxing seems to mean sitting on the couch and staring into screens. Games, social media, catching up with celebrity news – all of that can easily fill up a teenager’s vacation day, and all of it can be done without moving any muscles except for fingers and eyes.

Summertime Boredom

School’s out for summer! And the kids are happy. No stress, no homework, no getting up early… But then the dreaded question:  ‘What are we doing today, Mom?’ Summertime is easy. Summertime is slow and relaxed. But summertime can also become boring pretty quickly. Unless Mom has a Plan B. Here are 5 activities to keep your

In a busy, and sometimes stressful, life we all need positive coping strategies like taking a walk in nature, scheduling breaks, listening to music, taking a deep breath, practicing mindfulness meditation, engaging creativity, talking to a good friend, or taking a bath. But which strategy is right for which kind of situation? How effective is it

Bridging the communication gap with your children

You’re sitting at the dinner table together with your child, when you decide to ask him about his day today at school. A simple request that doesn’t require too difficult an answer, you would imagine. However, he only answers with short, vague, and often contradictory responses. To an outside observer, it would appear as if

Tips for Teenagers: Stress Reduction

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 by

With the school year now in full swing, it is common for some teenagers to start to feel increased stress due to academic, social, and emotional pressure. As a parent, you may start to notice more resistance from your teen in getting them to share details of their day and, it may begin to feel

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