Think about how you felt when you first began school, or if your family relocated and you transitioned into a different school altogether. You were probably a bit scared and nervous. Chances are your children will be, too. Going to a new school doesn’t have to be a source of stress and anxiety for your […]
Author Archive | Monica Foley, M.Ed.
With the competitive, not to mention stressful, academic environment today, more and more kids are experiencing difficulty keeping up with the demands of the school. Experts say that one of the primary reasons why students, especially the younger ones, get tired or bored is that they are given lots of assignments without knowing where to […]
Anger and frustration are universal human emotions, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of negative feelings. As adults, we have an obligation to our family and ourselves to avoid allowing our emotions from getting the best of us. Let’s face it. Parenting is tough! When you simply want to pee alone […]
Is your child heading off to college this fall? Packing for college can be stressful for both kids and parents. Whether your son or daughter will be living in a dorm or an apartment, be sure to share this checklist (for both guys and girls!), so they have all the supplies they need for the […]
With new social media applications launched every day, it’s often difficult for parents to stay informed and monitor which are the safest and which are the riskiest. Twitter, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and Instagram are no longer the only concerning social media platforms for parents. Tweens and teens are continually seeking new entertainment and immediate gratification, which […]
Before you prepare your first cup of coffee each morning, do you already feel exhausted and overwhelmed? These are just two signs of parental burnout. Other symptoms may include irritability, emotional detachment from your family, depression, and a lack of motivation. If any of these resonate with you, you may be suffering from excessive stress […]
Three months ago, I lost my mother to cancer. Her death was very sudden and unexpected because no one, including my mother herself, knew she was dying. It has been the single most devastating experience of my life. I’m grateful to have experienced 43 years with her, as I can’t help but imagine how much […]