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.
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.
Have a toddler? Don’t know when to introduce the potty? Watch this Video and get some tips on what to expect.
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.
Managing Thanksgiving as a #parent can be daunting. Here’s a quick tip to get it through simple and attainable.
The top question at our space is how to manage difficult behavior in young children. This video gives you a quick answer.
In case you missed our FB Live talk on Getting Ready for Kinder... here it is!
Learn how to help your child transition into kindergarten with child development expert Lina Acosta Sandaal, M.A., LMFT and occupational therapist Nicole Santamaria, OTR/L.
Sleep deprivation is a big culprit for challenging behavior in children. If you want a ready to learn student make sure they are sleeping well. Follow the instructions in this video to get your kids back on track with their sleep routine
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?