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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

How to Cope with Post-Divorce Loneliness

Not sure what to do when your kids are spending time with your ex? Divorce comes with a host of positive and negative emotions. In fact, it’s not unusual to experience feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, and sometimes even relief as you and your ex-spouse

COVID-19 and Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of American adults report that COVID-19 has negatively affected their mental health. For people with existing mental health conditions, the added burden can lead to a potential mental health crisis. However, it’s important to know that the support of family and friends can

Is the Quarantine Putting a Strain on Your Relationship?

Remember when you dreamed of spending more alone time with your spouse or significant other, but busy schedules always seemed to get in the way? Now that a global pandemic has forced most of the country to shelter-in-place, you may have more time with your

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