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October 12, 2017
Virginia Girls’ Summit was once again a HUGE success!

The 2017 Virginia Girls’ Summit, powered by She Rocks the World, was a great success this past Saturday, October 7th! Dr. Amy Fortney Parks, The […]

October 4, 2017
How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

With all of the upsetting and difficult events in our world, having real conversations as a family are more important than ever!  We wanted […]

September 6, 2017
Dinnertime Dilemma

Our family ate dinner at a local restaurant last weekend. While there, I counted all of the individuals on cell phones during their […]

August 30, 2017
How to create POSITIVE expectations

  Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: How do we create positive expectations for kids, teens and parents? Having the expectation that your kid/teen CAN do something, even when it […]

August 9, 2017
Summer Slide – Not just for Olympic Athletes! PART TWO 

  Last week, we talked a bit about the “summer slide”. Not a summer Olympic sport – but it does sound fun! It […]

August 2, 2017
Summer Slide – Not just for Olympic Athletes! PART ONE

Lots of people (mostly teachers) talk about something called the “summer slide”. But what is it? Most kids, if you ask, will tell […]

July 26, 2017
Summer FUN!

  What are your kids doing these days? We know kids that have swim team every morning at 5 AM, some that are travelling […]

July 19, 2017
Teens Under Pressure

  I am re-sharing this, because it sparked a good conversation at Chez Parks last night. My 17-year-old daughter commented about how often […]

July 12, 2017
Cooperation Station

By Guest Contributor and Wise Family Clinician – Kasey Cain, Resident in Counseling I have recently been hearing a lot in the world […]

July 5, 2017
Moving Up and Out

Do you have teens? And how’s that working for you? Children and teens are faced with a variety of development tasks at many […]

June 28, 2017
School’s Out for Summer!!

It’s officially summer!! How do you deal with going from a structured schedule to unstructured during the summer months? How do you handle […]

June 21, 2017
SUMMER is officially here!!

  SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!! Today marks the first official day of summer! Go have FUN and be safe. Remember, playing is very […]

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