Homework Hell

Jeanette slumps on my couch while Collin sits on the office floor, building with Legos. Dark circles under her eyes swell a bit as she tears up, describing how she and Collin battled over homework for hours last night. She finally gave up in despair at around 11 pm....

Restful Sleep, Happy Brain

Restful Sleep, Happy Brain Sleep is restorative. It heals us. It grants our brains and bodies needed downtime for recovery from the stress and demands of our waking hours. Our circadian rhythms (our sleep/wake cycles) regulate core components of our human selves. And...

Delight in Parenting

Katie’s Dad slumps in the recliner in my office while Katie builds a masterpiece with K’nex. “She is ruining our family,” he says angrily. Katie is about 8 years old and in treatment for anxiety and mood difficulties. I guide the conversation...

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