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November 30, 2017
Parent-Teacher Conference Support

It is that time of year where we start getting invites to those big “Parent-Teacher Conferences”.  Knowing that you have to go to […]

November 29, 2017
Week four: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner goal… is MEMORIES!

  As we move through the holiday season, we want to take a few minutes to remind you about the value of making […]

November 22, 2017
Week three: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner goal… is TALK!

  It is the third week in our “Come to the Table” dinner challenge – and it is a “gimme” – because it […]

November 15, 2017
Week two: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner goal… is PLAY!

Meals together, in fact, everything together should have an element of fun. So let’s figure out a way to make your meal together […]

November 8, 2017
Week One: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner challenge is simple… EAT!

  The goal of The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner challenge this week is simple…EAT. The hard part is adding TOGETHER to the plans! Having […]

October 18, 2017
Let’s talk about depression

In recognition of the need for more WISE ways to talk to kids about tough topics, The Wise Family is starting a new […]

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 […]