Raising emotionally healthy teens is crucial in a world where there is no lack of things to create stress. Rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing, which presents a unique challenge for today’s parents. On Wednesday, September 26th from 11:30 – 12:30 I’ll be at Johns Creek High School to talk about the number one thing that can contribute to your child’s inner and outer success.
Family identity and cohesion is important. It provides an environment filled with support, a sense of belonging, and a deep understanding of who we are and what we value as a family. In healthy families individual differences are always respected and celebrated, but there is still a core family identity that binds everyone together.
As a mother, wife, and therapist I take this to heart and have worked hard to nurture it in my own family. One of the ways that we put this philosophy into practice is through our 3 core family rules.
I will be at Johns Creek High School on October 7th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to talk with parents about how to increase their comfort level with difficult emotions, worry less about judgement and community pressures, and parent in a way that feels more authentic and helps children to develop resilience and emotional well-being. Johns Creek High School parents as well as those from surrounding schools are welcome to attend. Please contact school social worker Rachel Kitchens-Cole or myself for additional information.
I will be at River Trail Middle School in Johns Creek on April 28th from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. to speak with parents about how to raise emotionally healthy kids. Please contact their PTA President Meg Schechter if you need additional information.
I will be at Johns Creek High School on February 11th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to speak with parents about: How to remove the stigma around mental health issues and recognize the importance of overall mind-body wellness. Understanding what is behind the desire to be “perfect” and how to better manage these tendencies. Helping […]