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How do You help a Child Who Doesn’t Want to Go to School?

08/14/2017

Guest post by Cindi Reynolds “Help! My child doesn’t want to go to school. I don’t know what to do.” As an elementary school counselor, I often get calls or emails from parents who are concerned when their child doesn’t want to go to school. Here are nine tips that I’ve found are helpful for […]

Back-to-School Jitters? Coping Tips from a School Counselor

Guest post by Cindi Reynolds “My child is anxious about going back to school.” “The first day of kindergarten is next week. I don’t know who’s more worried—me or my five year old!” As an elementary school counselor, I hear these concerns every time the start of the new school year approaches. And as a […]

Nature Heals

08/03/2017

By Amanda Price The calming peace and healing value of being in nature has a place in everyone’s life but may be especially meaningful for someone who is mourning.  A recently shared story by a grieving widow recalled how she determined to visit every one of the 31 parks in our county as a means […]

I Do Not Want to Talk About It

When there is a loss, some people process the loss within themselves.  They do not want to talk about it.  So how do you care for someone who is grieving a significant loss but does not want to talk about his or her feelings and struggles? When Laura’s dog Lacey died, the loss was very […]

Dear Parent of a Kindergarten Student

08/01/2017

Are you sending your child to school for the first time?  What are your thoughts, feelings and concerns? Or do you remember when sent your child to school for the first time?  Do you remember how it felt? It would be such a gift to all parents, to have a letter from her child’s teacher […]

When Life Left My House

08/03/2017

Marilyn, a Wisdom of the Wounded reader wrote to us and shared this unique story of a nest that isn’t quite empty but still requires an adjustment: I have four children; three of them left the house within 13 months. My daughter married in 2015…that wasn’t so bad, just an adjustment because I still had […]

Show You Care with a Helpful Cancer Treatment Basket

07/13/2017

Editor’s note: The following story comes to us from Karen’s friend Donna, whose friend underwent cancer treatment. This story shows that the best gift of all is to just show up and be with your suffering friend. After finding out I had cancer, my friends stopped by with a basket filled with items that I […]

How to Create a One-of-A-Kind Father’s Day Gift

06/15/2017

This year, help your child create a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift. There is something so precious about the way that young children look up to their fathers. Small eyes and ears pay close attention to their daddy’s every move. I bet if you were to ask a small child about her dad, she could readily […]

A Grandmother Models Caregiving

05/31/2017

Nancy VandeWater, a member of my church family, told me the following story. I believe it embodies the keys to ensuring that our children will grow up to be compassionate caregivers, so I share it with you here. Nancy’s Story: A short time ago I was to spend the day with my nine year old granddaughter, […]

4 Ways to Make Family Caregiving Fun

Involving your children in caregiving activities can be fun. All you need are a few ideas that are tailored to your kids’ ages and interests. Here are four of my favorites: Build a “Kit” Do you remember when you were a young child and it was time to go back to school and your mom […]

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