Family time, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

All you need is Love…

** Happy Valentine's Day!! ** Today is a great day to remember that the most important thing you can give your children is your love & your time!! Your time is not only the single most important thing you can give your child, it's also the one thing they want the most! Family time builds confidence and… Continue reading All you need is Love…

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses

Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Time spent together is one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children! Children want nothing more than to be with their family and to be accepted! Family time increases self esteem, and makes for happy kids! No Doubt about it!! Here's hoping that this Thanksgiving is a good one for you and… Continue reading Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

anxiety, coping skills, Mental Health, self esteem in children

Anxiety in children and teens….could it be their environment?

Can children suffer from anxiety? YES, absolutely! Can it interfere with everyday life and their overall well being? Again, YES, absolutely!!! Do they tell us they are anxious?? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Children and teens are not able to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety. Most children are not mature enough to verbalize these unknown, uncontrollable and… Continue reading Anxiety in children and teens….could it be their environment?

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, coping skills, discipline, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!

Effective parenting takes time and effort, no doubt about it!! For kids with ADHD, effective parenting is a must whether these kids are medicated or not medicated. This information will be useful for all parents, not just those raising ADHD kids... Does the child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to be medicated?? Yes… Continue reading Effective Parenting… Important for all kids, but especially important for raising kids with ADHD!

coping skills, Family time, Getting to Know You, gift idea, self esteem in children, Uncategorized

One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

I have to tell you about the latest additions to our family! We brought home 2 little kittens today!! Drew and Josh are so excited! They chased the babies around the house for the first hour; until they realized that it would work better to sit and let the babies come to them. Initially, we… Continue reading One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

coping skills, Family time, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses, Uncategorized

Small Dose #11 – Just 10-15 minutes a day…

SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR CHILD IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO AS A PARENT!! The one thing I keep seeing in my practice is children that aren't getting enough time with Mom and/or Dad.  It is so obvious that kids just want to spend time with their parents. These children are sad… Continue reading Small Dose #11 – Just 10-15 minutes a day…

Family time, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Being Together is Most Important

Hi all, lately I haven't had time to do much blogging, and figured I better catch up just a little. In the Springtime, there is just so much to do, but remembering to take time for yourself and your family is important! As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I am very committed to keeping kids healthy,… Continue reading Being Together is Most Important

coping skills, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, violence

We MUST make them strong!!! Survival Skills for Raising a Daughter!

Oh my, friends! Today, I had a 16 year old patient that I am worried may be in an abusive relationship...  I want those of you that have daughters to understand how important it is to make sure they are physically and emotionally healthy enough to make it in this difficult society! I'd like to… Continue reading We MUST make them strong!!! Survival Skills for Raising a Daughter!

Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Mean Moms are the Best Moms

"I loved you enough . . . to ask where you were going, with whom, and what time you would be home. I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover that your new best friend was a creep. I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned… Continue reading Mean Moms are the Best Moms

coping skills, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Leave the schedule behind & Enjoy Family Time!

Over the Easter holiday, my family spent a long weekend with cousins in Charleston, SC. We had such a great time, and the kids just love spending time with their cousins. Today's families have so much on their schedules; work, school (parents and kids), homework, sports, music lessons, church, choir practice, birthday parties, appointments, etc., etc.... Sometimes… Continue reading Leave the schedule behind & Enjoy Family Time!