Dr. Renee’s Top Holiday Pick of the Week

These are smart toys that boost developmental skills and are fun! We will be featuring one toy for a specific age group each week during the holiday season. These toys can be purchased right from the link on the blog.

3 years to 5 years: The Mini-Kick Scooter develops visual motor skills and developing […]

Dr. Renee’s Top Holiday Pick of the Week

These are smart toys that boost developmental skills and are fun! We will be featuring one toy for a specific age group each week during the holiday season. These toys can be purchased right from the link on the blog.

9 mos. to 2 years: “The reason I love Cloud B Twilight Turtle Constellation […]

Holiday Stress Busters

The holiday season can be a very stressful time. In fact, most mental health professionals find that the number of clients they see doubles, even triples, during this time. Dr. Renee provides holiday stress busters to help us cope and manage stress more effectively.

1) Remember to practice breathing techniques.

It sounds simple, but breathing […]

Teaching Gratitude to our Children for the Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, celebrating gratitude is easy to remember. But what about when it’s not Thanksgiving and it’s just an ordinary day? What part does gratitude play in our lives then?

As we sit in front of our turkey dinner, we may feel grateful for a variety of things: a happy family, robust health, […]

Keeping Your Teen or Tween Safe for Halloween

When your children were younger, they used to beg you to take them trick-or-treating! But now they’ve grown up a little bit, discovered the opposite sex and suddenly want nothing to do with you. The problem is that they still want to have fun with their friends on Halloween. So how do you keep them […]

Don’t Overdo It! Making School Projects Manageable

Your child has just come home with a list of choices for a project due in two weeks, and you begin to feel that sense of dread because the last project had the whole family up until 2 a.m. the night before it was due, hot gluing and arguing. How can you avoid this from […]

Dr. Renee Clauselle’s Back to School Tips in PBS’s Article “Back-to-School Time: Transitioning Your Family From Summer to School”

Dr. Renee Clauselle was recently quoted in PBS’s article, “Back-to-School Time: Trainsition Your Family from Summer to School.” Read the article here for valuable back to school tips!

How To Talk to Your Children About 9/11

With the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th tragedy just around the corner, many are struggling. Those who were very close to the event continue to deal with feelings of trauma, anger, depression, and loss. Many have even been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in relation to 9/11 and its after effects.

We have […]

Help! My child won’t do their homework: Homework stations made easy

Homework stations are structured workspaces for your child to complete their homework. They can look different in each household, but there are three key steps in creating a supportive work environment for your child.

The first step in planning a homework station is to talk to your child’s teachers.

• Discuss their expectations for homework.

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Starting the School Year Right with Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds

How to teach healthy meal choices and portion sizes to students who eat school lunches

Are you concerned about what your child is eating at school, but too busy to pack a lunch? Is your child on a free or reduced lunch plan? While we’re waiting for the USDA to raise standards on school lunches, […]