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Learning Bracelets – The Importance of Movement in the Classroom

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S "Mom, I am struggling because I can't concentrate in class!" This is something most children have said at some point – maybe they feel that science is [...]

Practicing Mindfulness in Parenthood

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Mindfulness is something we hear a lot about, but what does it really involve? In simple terms, it’s the act of being present in the moment (not [...]

2022-08-22T13:02:15-06:00August 20th, 2022|Parents|0 Comments

Back to School Stress: Help Your Child Manage Their Transition

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S As the saying goes, time flies. And this is no truer than in the summer. From the shorter days to the crisp nights, autumn seems to arrive [...]

2022-08-22T13:02:51-06:00August 20th, 2022|Parents|0 Comments

How Trying To Be Calm Gets In The Way Of Regulation

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Have you heard the idea that a child needs a calm adult in order to regulate? The idea that an adult's "calm" presence is the answer to [...]

Being an Authentic Parent: True to You and Your Children Too

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Authenticity isn’t easy, no matter how simple the concept: in a world that tells us to be so many different things, it’s hard to be ourselves. And, [...]

2022-08-22T13:04:21-06:00June 20th, 2022|Parents|0 Comments

New to Therapy? Helping Your Child Adapt

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Children don’t face the exact same stressors as adults – “grown-up” challenges such as managing credit card debt, raising a family, working through marital issues, and navigating [...]

2022-08-20T06:36:43-06:00March 20th, 2022|Parents|0 Comments

Gratitude Activities to Do With Your Child

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Thanksgiving is just around the corner; we can practically smell the pie! And, with that, comes gratitude: this is a time of year to give thanks to [...]

2022-08-22T13:05:52-06:00November 20th, 2021|Parents|0 Comments

Discussing Violence with Your Children

by Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S Talking to kids about violence is an unfortunate necessity of parenthood. School violence, in particular, is extraordinarily frightening: not every child loves school, but they still expect [...]

2022-11-28T09:58:44-07:00February 1st, 2021|Parents, Therapists|0 Comments

End of School Blues? Helping Your Child Accept Change

By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S The end of the school year is an exciting time for kids – no more teachers, no more tests, no more learning about the Wild West. But not [...]

2022-08-22T13:07:03-06:00May 3rd, 2020|Parents|0 Comments

What It’s Like to Learn from the Living Room: An Interview with a Homeschooling Mom

With schools closed and many in isolation, several parents now must assume the role of academic teacher - from phonics to fractions, geography to geology, it’s getting real! Move over common core [...]

2022-07-17T10:12:09-06:00March 17th, 2020|Parents, Supporting Parents|0 Comments
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