5 Tips for those Family-Friendly Road Trips

Summer is racing towards us, which means that many families are gearing up for the proverbial road trip. We all remember the Griswolds driving their way towards ‘Wally World’ like in the old National Lampoon movie. It spoofs the pitfalls and pit stops that can plague any family trip; however, there is some honest truth […]

5 Secrets for Successful Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to have fun and learn about math and science. When kids are in the kitchen with you, it creates a sense of closeness and also helps in using their math and science skills to do something the entire family can enjoy. These tips should help you with including […]

Dr Renee Clauselle Discusses How Children Can Exercise Their Brains Through Imagination

Dr. Renee Clauselle of Child & Family Psychology appeared on ABC’s Eyewitness News First at 4 to talk about how children can exercise their brains through imagination and unstructured playtime. Watch the segment here!

Dr. Renee to Appear on Eyewitness News First at 4

Dr. Renee loves Pump It Up for kids and she will talk about it today on “Eyewitness News First at 4.” Don’t forget to tune in!

Dr. Renee Talks about Materialism and the Holidays

Dr. Renee Clauselle appeared on ABCNews.com to offer tips on how to avoid spoiling your child this holiday season.

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, […]

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 […]