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When the Holidays AREN'T Happy

When the Holidays AREN'T Happy

You know that awesome feeling of excitement that happens on October 1? Before you can even order your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season there's a Christmas tree set up in your neighborhood Target. There's a Fall Festival every weekend!! Hopefully you can catch a Nutcracker performance or at least get your turkey in the oven on time this year for the famously overlooked Thanksgiving Day. Oh wait, did we schedule our Santa Claus photo appointment yet? Well at least there's football on........

It’s That Time Again! 5 ways to ease the stress of returning to school

It’s That Time Again!   5 ways to ease the stress of returning to school

We’re fast approaching that time of back to school shopping for clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and the list goes on.  Our focus shifts from summer fun to starting school again.  Many children experience symptoms of anxiety as they prepare to return back to school such as having stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, irritability, decreased appetite, and increased meltdowns.  As parents, here are some ways you can ease your child’s anxiety at this time of transition into the school year.