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Getting a Divorce? How Will You Tell the Kids?

You and your spouse have decided to call it quits. Maybe you’ve both come to terms with the fact that the relationship is over. But as much as that may or may not be true, remember that the news will likely be a surprise to

Depression: 5 Myths and Misconceptions

According to the National Mental Health Association, 43 percent of Americans think depression is a weakness or character deficit. Unfortunately, this is just one of many misconceptions associated with the illness. These misconceptions, or myths, are the reason depression is so often stigmatized. Let’s take

Coping with the Trauma of Divorce during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, stress and tension are on the rise everywhere. If you happen to be navigating a divorce, you’re also dealing with the trauma of ending a relationship, which may be further complicated by the necessary rules of social distancing. Add

Let’s Talk Politics

7 Tips for discussing politics with older kids and teens In last month’s post, I wrote about the importance of talking with younger children about politics – minus the anger that characterizes so much of the political conversation today. While younger children aren’t likely to

Pint-Sized Politics

How to raise politically savvy kids – without the anger and vitriol When it comes to unsettling times, 2020 appears to be in the running for first prize. From COVID-19 to worldwide protests, there’s been no shortage of anxiety-inducing events to keep everyone awake at

Talking to Your Kids about Racism

Racism is one of the most complicated, heartbreaking, infuriating and important topics that parents must navigate with their children. For people of color, it is a defining but unavoidable element of society. Now, as protests against police brutality dominate the headlines, parents everywhere are talking

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