Gender Neutral: Based on the #BBC Documentary “No More Boys and Girls”

2018-03-22T15:59:04+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Awareness, Benevolence, Compassion, Courageousness, Fairness, Respectfulness|

What this means and how it translates to the success of your “Family Teams” to make an equal world for boys and girls. by Paula-Elizabeth Jordan I was inspired to write this article after a conversation with one of my closest friends. She informed me about a documentary she had seen about “being Gender [...]

Curiosity or Anxiety?

2018-03-22T14:20:27+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Awareness, Communicativeness, Courageousness|

by Dana E. Baker Kids are curious. Very curious. And we like that, we want that, we encourage that. Curiosity leads to interest, to learning, to an engaged child. But what if it leads to something else? That curiosity sometimes masks anxiety. It took me a while to notice, to see that there was [...]

Our Kid’s Clothing Might be the Lesson We Need

2018-03-09T01:42:33+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Awareness, Compassion, Courageousness, Fairness, Parenting, Respectfulness, Social Issues|

by Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer Over the summer, I ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in a few years who was with her almost twelve-year-old daughter. From a distance I mistook the daughter for her son; because she was wearing gym shorts, a black sweatshirt and a baseball cap over newly cropped [...]

Helping Your Child to Learn That Feelings Pass

2018-03-09T01:43:40+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Awareness, Communication, Communicativeness, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues|

by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R Teaching CBT or DBT to teens and young adults is a little like teaching surfing. You have to learn to ride things out. Feelings come and go. It’s no longer getting through it, or dealing with it or coping with it; it’s TOLERATING it. The number one thing I’ve [...]

Growth Mindset Training Can Reduce Depression and Anxiety in Teens

2018-03-09T01:43:51+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Awareness, Health, Psychology|

by Nadene van der Linden “Growth mindset” is a term I often see related to increasing productivity in business. Initially I was a bit suspicious. When I looked into it, I realized growth mindset is what I help children and adults learn every day at my clinic. People with a growth mindset are flexible thinkers [...]

Conversations With an Old-Timer

2018-03-09T01:44:11+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Awareness, Communication, Communicativeness, Compassion, Parenting, Social Issues|

by Jessica Elliott Lending my ear to the old guy, perched on a bar stool, drinking his Miller Lite, reminded me that our world was much different less than one lifetime ago. In our time of instant-everything, limitless goods of all sorts, it’s easy to take our way of life for granted. I’m guilty of it [...]

Should You Bring Your Kids to a March?

2018-03-09T01:44:35+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Awareness, Cooperativeness, Courageousness, Education, Fairness, Parenting, Politics|

by Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer On January 20th, people gathered around the country for the second Annual Women’s March, marking the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s swearing in.  The 2017 march brought record numbers of people to the capitol. Activists were hoping to keep the momentum going with events around the country this [...]

Parenting From The Trenches | Episode 12 | Dr. Jen Thompson

2018-03-09T01:45:57+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Awareness, Parenting From The Trenches| On this episode of "Parenting From The Trenches," Dr. Amy Alamar is joined by special guest Dr. Jennifer J. Thompson, a Counselor with 20 years of experience working with teenagers, individuals, couples and groups. Our topic is "Straight Talk About Body Image And Eating Disorders." This program originally live streamed on [...]

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

2018-03-09T01:46:21+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Accountability, Awareness, Conscientiousness, Education|

Anne Douglass, University of Massachusetts Boston How much education does a preschool teacher need? When the District of Columbia announced in March that it would require an associate's degree for all lead teachers at child care centers who work with children up to age 5, the reaction was widely negative. Journalist Matthew Yglesias tweeted that [...]

Is your household gender neutral?

2018-03-09T01:47:07+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Awareness, Fairness, Parenting, Respectfulness, Social Issues|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?