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Monica Foley, M.Ed.

With twenty years of career expertise working with children and families in the fields of school counseling, parent support coaching and most recently, non-profit based counseling and case management, Monica Foley offers a mandate to improve the lives of children and families around the world. She truly enjoys learning about others and easily establishes rapport while building relationships based on trust, respect, and integrity. Monica earned a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire and a BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont.

A Parent’s Guide to Screen-Free Activities for Kids

Teens in the United States are spending nearly nine hours a day using a digital device, according to a study conducted by Common Sense Media. …

15 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Teen as They Prepare for Adulthood

As a parent, your job is to take care of your children until the day arrives when they can strike out on their own. While …

14 Easy Relaxation Practices to Share With Your Children and Teens

Everyone experiences times when they wish they could relax for a few minutes. Taking a few moments to engage in simple, everyday relaxation techniques will …

Set Your Child Up for Success by Teaching Healthy Boundaries

As a parent, you may have wondered how best to help your children learn to make positive choices. One way to set your children up …

How to Create Quality Time with Your Family As a Busy Mom or Dad

Spending quality time with your child has more to do with ordinary daily life than what you might initially expect. It’s simple and meaningful interactions, …

How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem plays a significant role in the development of healthy children. Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Unfortunately, the outcomes for …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Vaping

Recently, the US surgeon general issued an advisory on teen use of e-cigarettes, with experts also stating that it’s reaching epidemic proportions. Alcohol and cigarette …

11 Proven Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

While the holidays can create some of the happiest moments in your life, they can also cause a great deal of stress. On top of …

10 Affordable Gift Ideas for Holiday Shopping on a Budget

The holiday season is all about goodwill, good friends, family, and love. Unfortunately, in our society, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the best way …

Stepfamily Success: How to Draw Your Blended Family Closer Together

Let’s rewind to the 1970’s. Even if you haven’t seen it, you may have heard about a hit sitcom of the time called, “The Brady …

Everyday Practices to Make Your Child Feel Loved

Your children need your love, time, and undivided attention. As a parent, you’re likely to be the most significant influence in their lives — it’s …

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Parent-Teacher Conference

Parent-teacher conferences make many parents nervous — еѕресіаllу іf thеir child has behavioral problems or іѕ underperforming. Upon accepting the invitation, as a parent, it may …

10 Traits of a “Good Enough” Parent

Let’s face it, no one is perfect. That being said, we all know there is no such thing as a perfect parent, even though we …

How to Talk to Your Kids about Divorce and Help Them to Cope

Divorce can put a strain on every member of the family, especially children. It’s often challenging to be positive in a situation like this and …

8 Ways to Prevent Behavior Problems in School-Age Kids

    Sadness, like any feeling, is a normal emotional phase every person has to go through. Due to drastic shifts and changes of events …

Identifying Social Anxiety in Teens

Although anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, they often go unrecognized as mental health issues in teens. Social anxiety disorder, in particular, can take …