Blog Category: Strategies

January 16, 2019
What exactly is mindfulness?

The practice of mindfulness is not just for our hippy counterparts. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in […]

December 11, 2018
Self-Care for the Adults in a Child’s Life

Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash How important is Self-Care while caring for others? Self-care can help you enhance your health and wellbeing, manage your stress, and maintain professionalism […]

November 27, 2018
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 memories. […]

November 20, 2018
Week three: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner goal… is TALK!

From our table to yours! It is the third week in our “Come to the Table” dinner challenge – and it is a […]

November 13, 2018
Week Two: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner goal… is PLAY!

  Have you been participating in our “Come to the Table” dinner challenge? If you haven’t, and you want to, join our Facebook […]

November 7, 2018
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 is simple…EAT. The hard part is adding TOGETHER to the plans! […]

November 1, 2018
How are family rituals important?

Dr. Amy Fortney Parks – Owner of The Wise Family: As I write this note to you, I am sitting on the couch […]

October 10, 2018
Ways We Are Fostering Anxiety

Image (c) Getty Images The Number #1 reason that kids and teens come to see us at The Wise Family is because they […]

October 3, 2018
Ever wonder how your child’s day went? But don’t get much info?

Photo by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash   Dr. Amy Fortney Parks – Owner of The Wise Family: If you are like most parents, […]

September 19, 2018
Managing Worry and Anxiety Continued

Since this is such a stressful time of year for a lot of kids with the start of a new school year, we […]

September 13, 2018
5 Phrases to Help With Anxiety

Photo by Maria Elena Zuñiga on Unsplash This is a time of year when lots of kids and teens come in expressing feelings […]

August 29, 2018
Ever thought about a “check out” phone?

By Kelsey Yeager, Resident In Counseling Technology is such a blessing and somewhat of a curse, especially when it comes to kids and […]

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