Helping Children Feel Hopeful

Helping Children Feel Hopeful

2020 has been a challenging year for families. Kids’ circumstances have changed dramatically, for most shifting from predominantly in-person, hands-on living to remote living and the relative isolation that comes with it. The ongoing adversity, uncertainty, and...

The Power of Destigmatizing Language

One in five people experience a serious mental illness at some point in their lives. In addition to confronting daily struggles associated with mental illness, many people also experience mental health stigma. Stigma is a product of media messaging, hateful politics,...

Executive Dysfunction in Kids

Issues with executive functioning can impact kids at home, at school, and in life in general. How can you tell if your child is experiencing executive dysfunction?   Executive Functioning   The brain is a hub for information input and output. It is...
What is a 504 plan?

What is a 504 plan?

Can a 504 plan help your child be successful at school? Make sure your child is receiving the protection and support they need with a 504.   Overview of 504 Plans 504 plans are put into place to even the playing field and protect kids with disabilities while they...
What is Play Therapy?

What is Play Therapy?

The Magic of Play Playing is a magical and problem-solving part of human nature and has long been regarded as an important aspect of child development. The opportunity to play is even outlined as a basic right for children by the United Nations. Through play, children...