Starting School Right

Finding the Light

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By Jennifer Norton I have been finding it very interesting to watch my daughter grow and develop from a little girl into a pre-teen. It is such a pivotal age…

Help! I Feel Exhausted

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By Chris Reed As I’m typing this, the common energy drain in all our lives is coming from COVID-19. The response to and effects of the virus have caused many…

Hope for Mental Health Community | Back to School: Support for Families and Kids

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If you are a student, parent, educator, or love some who is, join us for our online Hope for Mental Health Community for practical support as you navigate the uncertainties…

Creating School Space At-Home

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Whether you live in a multi-million-dollar mansion or a studio apartment, the need for a space for your child to complete his/her distance learning is key. Your home no longer…

Involvement to Investment

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As I thought about having kids, I eagerly anticipated being an involved parent. After all, it was a natural transition from my lifelong overachievement as a Japanese American child into…

Navigating the Landscape of Learning

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The school year is upon us once again. The landscape is far different than what any of us expected and trying to navigate has proven to be nothing short of…

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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You are probably doing a good or even great job in managing this norm. But, you don't have to keep it all together all the time. It's okay to not…

Running on Empty

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In this episode of Parent Pit Stop, Kurt talks about making sure you find time to do the things that fill your tank.

The Short & Long-Term

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The uncertainty of tomorrow, next week and next month can be overwhelming. Be reminded about how to live in the short-term, day-to-day, while keeping a long-term, bigger picture vision in…

Connection in Social Distancing

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As someone who thrives off of in-person connections and relationships, social distancing has been like my kryptonite. Guess that is why God blessed us with a high-energy household of kids…

Surviving At-Home

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There is no time like the present, in the “new norm” of being at-home for work, school, play, meals and more, to take an intentional pitstop. Get your at-home living…

Picture Perfect Parenting

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Homeschooling, two full-time jobs relocated, at-home sports, virtual friend dates…we are PICTURE perfect as you can see! Here is the key word in this…PICTURE. It is all a captured façade…

Struggle Well

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It is an inevitable part of life and parenting, that there will be challenges. You will face a parenting struggle. Your child will struggle with a friend, coach, teacher or…

Kids Need Parents Who Are Leaders

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I’m afraid too many parents have indulged and enabled their children to such an extent that they have helped create irresponsible and even narcissistic kids. When we have weak, inconsistent…

Two-Minute Tips

Pray Before Worrying

November 30, 2018