This One’s for the Girls: Tips for Empowering your Daughter

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March is Women’s History Month and Decade2Connect wants to not only celebrate the women of the past but encourage the daughters and adolescents who are the women of the future. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, coach or mentor of girls, your presence in their life is pivotal. It’s no secret that those “awkward teenage years” […]

My Kids Won’t Stop Fighting!

When you have siblings,  bickering and fighting is inevitable. We all have memories from our childhood of the moments we pushed our siblings buttons, fought over a toy or held resentment for not being the one able to sit in the front seat. These are seemingly small issues that seem like the biggest deal as […]

A Parent’s Guide to Prioritizing Family Time

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the demands of life. Between after school activities, school, work and social obligations, parents and children alike are constantly running around. Amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s crucial to prioritize spending quality time with your family. Meaningful family interactions create a strong bond, foster […]

No One Walks Alone: The Importance of Community for your Family

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Human beings were created to rely on one another for survival. For thousands of years, groups of families and community members have traveled together, provided food for one another and created a life dependent on one another. It’s in our nature to need other people. And yet, in today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, it often […]

Therapist Tips for Starting the New Year Strong

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How many of us have set New Year’s Resolutions? Probably most of us at one time or another. And how many of them have lasted past January 15th? Let me just say, if yours have, I applaud you and believe you should be the one writing this blog. While the New Year is a time […]

The Importance of Creating Family Traditions

As adults, many of us look back on the traditions of our childhood with fondness and nostalgia.  And nostalgia is a powerful tool in connecting to our past, our present and our emotions. My family made cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning and to this day, the smell of cinnamon takes me right back to those […]

A Parent’s Holiday Survival Guide

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”    At least that’s what they say. As the Holidays approach, this all too classic phrase is all but pushed down our throats. We hear it suavely sung over the radio, see it stitched on pillows and printed on festive wall art.  If we’re being honest as […]

“My Child Won’t Go to School!”

A Parent’s Guide to Combatting School Refusal “I don’t want to go to school!” I’m sure as a parent, you’ve heard this before. Every child has days where they just don’t want to go to school. School refusal can run the gamut from simple ie… “I didn’t get my homework done” to complex ie… “I’m […]

The Impact of Social Media on Children

A Parent’s Guide to Setting Effective Limits Gone are the days of kids calling their friends on a landline, writing letters to one another and knocking on their neighbors door to hang out on a Saturday. Most communication for kids nowadays happens through sending selfies back and forth or commenting on each other’s social media […]

Ten of Our Favorite Mental Health Quotes

The beautiful thing about quotes is other people’s words often help us understand our experience. And in the midst of a mental health crisis, words can be hard to come by. Below are some quotes to provide understanding and support when you or your child is struggling: “The true opposite of depression is neither gaiety […]

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