This one isn’t easy. I’m going to come right out and say that. Some of my other blog posts are way easier to write. This one is a bit of a challenge though because it means confronting some long-held beliefs. I’ll just jump into it. I think we parents need to do a better job…

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One sunny Labor Day, I had the opportunity to go boating with a group of six high schoolers in the clear blue waters off the coast of Miami. Six of us enjoyed the beautiful weather while swimming and water-skiing off the back end of a pretty impressive boat that belonged to Dave’s father. When it…

  Just two days into the New Year we got the difficult news that my 91-year-old grandmother had passed away. In the days that followed we did what everyone does in the grieving process. We remembered. We told a lot of stories. We recalled conversations and pivotal moments that stood out to us as we…

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How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, shares age-appropriate tips on how to talk about crisis to a child or adolescent on today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast. This is the final podcast in a two-part series. YOUR CUE…

Families are busy. For most of us, this means we’re spending more and more time in our cars together. As easy as it is to turn on a movie or music and zone out, drive time is one of the few situations where you literally have a captive audience. We want to help you maximize…

Have your kids ever hurt your feelings? I don’t mean their critique of your clothes, cooking, or stupid jokes. I mean the thing they say that just cuts to the quick. A couple of weeks ago, one of my boys said something and it hurt so much, it felt like the wind was knocked out…

How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Dr. Chinwe Williams, a licensed professional counselor, shares ways to identify if your child is experiencing personal crisis on today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast. This will be part one in a two-part series. YOUR CUE Take your kid’s…

Just like it will happen all over the country, high school and middle students here in our area will be walking out in planned demonstrations today. . .four weeks after the horrible tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Our kids can and should be encouraged to thoughtfully and peacefully express their thoughts and beliefs on this pressing…