Social Emotional Health and our Immigration Issues

Social Emotional Health and our Immigration Issues

As a mental health professional, I am alarmed that our government is dividing families. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently separating migrant children from their parents at the border and reneging on their past promises of safety to DACA recipients. These are unnecessary policies that will cause more trauma to already traumatized children and families seeking refuge in the U.S. We need this to change.

Speaking To Your Children About School Shootings

Speaking To Your Children About School Shootings

I have lost track of how many times I have cried and simultaneously been inspired due to the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, FL. The school is close to home. I live in Miami. That morning I knew that many parents would be reaching out to me wondering how to best help their children.

Drugs & Alcohol: Protecting our Children (VIDEO)

Drugs & Alcohol: Protecting our Children (VIDEO)

Most parents fear their children could fall in the trap of misusing drugs and alcohol. This video helps you find answers to avoiding this fate.

What to Expect the First Days of School from Your Kinder to Second Grader

What to Expect the First Days of School from Your Kinder to Second Grader

Schools around the corner or maybe you have already begun.  You have been buying supplies and preparing for school.  You probably have been reading books and talking about school to your soon to be little ones these past few weeks.  You've done it because you understand that if you predict for your child then they will be ready when the REAL thing happens.

What about you?  How are you preparing for the school year?