Homework Strategies

With the new school year starting for most students over the next couple of weeksboth parents and adolescents will undergo predictable stressors that come each fall.  Parents begin another school year doing all they can to be preparedyet more often than not they anticipate that by October or November the typical struggle will ensue

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How to Avoid the Summer Slump

What is “summer slump” or “summer backslide.”  These terms address the regression in skills that students experience when they are enjoying their summer vacations away from their regular course rigor.  While regression can be steep (e.g.up to 25% decline in reading skills)there is plenty that can be done.

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Helping Children Through Divorce

Divorce causes feelings of profound loss and disruption in many areas of life.  Fear of what is to come is normal and may be the only part of divorce that is to be expected.  Stressangerand depression can all be part of the process.  And this is just for the adults coping with divorce.  What about the children?

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4 Steps for Overcoming Depression

We all face difficult circumstances at some point in our lives. And sometimesthose circumstances can lead to a sense of despair that feels overwhelming.  The good news is you don’t have to go through hard times alone.

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4 Steps to Help Couples Manage Conflict

Couples often seek marriage counseling because of unresolved conflict. Every relationship will have conflictbut marital conflict can be especially painful.  When there is an argument and there isnt repair we often feel disconnected and discouraged.  Our 4 step process can help you repairrestore and strengthen your relationship.

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5 Ways to Manage Anger

All of us can relate to getting mad sometimes.  All of us have “lost our cool” at times; have said something more harshly than we meant; or wish we could take back something we said or did while mad.  We can’t control how we feelso the goal of anger management is not to stop feeling angry.  The goal is to learn how to respond to situations or people more effectively

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