avatar Concerns about Kids’ Technology Use Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 20, 2015

Technology isn’t good nor bad – it just is. In that way, it is like books. Books aren’t inherently better than computers or other technologies. For instance, Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf….not the most wholesome book! Just as there are countless benefits to technology, there are countless ways that it can be harmful as well. As parents,  …Read More

avatar Be a Positive Influence Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 9, 2015

Another typical day at the Miller residence. Meghan has been critical of her 10-year-old son, Jackson, all morning. He was slow to get ready for school, left his pajamas on the floor, barely caught the bus, left his cereal bowl on the kitchen table, and left his partially completed homework that was due that day  …Read More

avatar Trying to Control Our Kids Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 3, 2015

You’ve probably heard this said countless times already, but it is true: Raising children can be one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors we can ever undertake. Perhaps a slight asterisk here would be to clarify that raising kids to be happy, well-adjusted, productive adults is challenging. I guess one could say that it  …Read More

avatar Modeling Balanced Tech Habits as Parents Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Mar 31, 2015

By now, we’ve all probably seen the Gandhi quote, “Be the change you want to see in the world” on a bumper sticker or heard it elsewhere. When it comes to parenting, a slight twist that can work well as a mantra is, “Be the change you want to see in your kids.” Perhaps no where is  …Read More

avatar Life Lessons from Mr. Spock Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Mar 6, 2015

It’s been a week since Leonard Nimoy passed away, and my heart is still heavy. Although he has a body of work beyond playing Mr. Spock in Star Trek, he definitely will be most remembered from playing that iconic role. I’m certain that Mr. Nimoy was a wonderful man in his own right, but I  …Read More

avatar Motivation and Organization for Adolescents Posted by Dr. Lindsay Evans
Mar 4, 2015

Motivation and Organization for Adolescents! In my last post, I discussed the difficulties parents and children often experience with staying organized and managing a hectic schedule. I described some tips to help your elementary and middle school children stay motivated and avoid that mid-year slump. Here are some tips geared toward older children and adolescents!  …Read More

avatar Weight Loss Hacks – Easy Ways to Eat Healthier Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Jan 29, 2015

Although we might have already past the New Year’s resolution window, most of us are always on the lookout for ways to either lose weight and/or eat healthier. I have some powerful strategies to recommend in that regard. First, let me qualify this by saying I’m not a nutritionist or registered dietitian. I’m a licensed psychologist.  …Read More

avatar New Year, Renewed School Motivation! Posted by Dr. Lindsay Evans
Jan 20, 2015

A New Year and new semester is upon us. It’s a great time to re-energize and refresh routines for the entire family. Many children struggle to stay organized, manage a hectic schedule, and complete the large volumes of homework that are now the norm in schools. If your child and family are experiencing a mid-year slump,  …Read More

avatar Reducing Holiday Stress From Relationship Difficulties Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Dec 19, 2014

I previously blogged about savoring Thanksgiving and, in particular, the enjoyment that comes from spending quality time with friends and family. Much of our happiness in life is nested within our relationships. Basically, this means when we have strong positive connections, we tend to be happy, and when we have conflictual relationships or feel disconnected,  …Read More

avatar Experiences Impact Happiness More Than Material Gifts Posted by Dr. Lindsay Evans
Dec 16, 2014

As we approach the holiday season, I’ve been thinking about my upcoming visits with family and how to make the best of every moment together. My family is, sadly, spread out all across the country, so our visits are few and far between. Looking back at visits from previous years, I notice that I hardly remember  …Read More