What Are The Expressive Therapeutic Interventions for Childhood Trauma?

Has your child ever experienced trauma or exposed to trauma-inducing events? One little girl was caught in the wrath of a mob of people, in front of her home, at the age of 2 or 3. At least 20-30 people, hostile neighbors, targeted their anger towards her parents. She was an eyewitness and victim subjected […]

When to Have That Difficult Conversation to ‘Check In’ With Your Teen

How should parents know when to be concerned about their teen’s mental health? Actually, you are the best judge of this, in terms of your child’s behaviors and needs. If you notice a change, gradual or sudden, in your child’s behavior, attitude and demeanor, that’s a sign that you should do a check-in. This is […]

Here’s What Parents Need To Know About Temper Tantrums!

Why do children have temper tantrums? Haven’t we have all walked through a shopping mall and witnessed a todder in the throws of a temper tantrum, screaming and crying, with no awareness of others around or the possibility that he or she is embarrassing that parent? Just wailing. The mother, usually,  in fact, tries to […]

Making A Case For Parent-Teacher Engagement

  As a public school middle grades teacher, besides boasting a district 1st classroom web site, I always ASKED parents about their concerns and questions regarding instruction, homework assignments and encouraged them to email me, as well. Parental input is vital to achievement.We want them to be on the same page with us.  If parents […]