The Best You Blog

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January 29, 2018

This is a guide on how to raise kids who have the fortitude, independence, strong values, and skill set to help them persevere against life's challenges. We can't fool ourselves that withstanding our child's challenges or pain will be easy. It will be HAR...

January 28, 2018

Compassion Counts: Weathering the Adolescent Storm in a Pressure Filled World at Old Saybrook High School promises to be a dynamic and interactive event that will hit home with families, teens, providers, and educators.

January 22, 2018

Take a moment and think about when you're faced with your child's most difficult behaviors or negative emotions. Got that image in your mind? Now let's get in tune with what your natural tendency is as a parent. How can reflecting on your own journey of st...

January 19, 2018

What's happening in our parenting styles today that is getting in the way of our kids' ability to develop lifelong fortitude? Why are kids becoming adults who struggle to cope with emotional and personal challenges? Depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug abu...

January 18, 2018

We all want to know how we can raise a kid who can bounce back, who has confidence, who recovers easily and looks on the bright side. At the same time, what the research shows is that the top two things parents really want for their kids is for them to be happy and suc...

January 7, 2018

Emotional ghosting is the breakdown and absence of communication in a long-term relationship/marriage that ultimately leads one person to end the relationship without adequate explanation or valid explanation.  I've seen this form of ghosting in couples who have b...

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