Blog Category: stress

March 21, 2018
Wise Insight – Talk Less. Listen More.

Our very own Dr. Amy Fortney Parks participated in a Facebook Live yesterday with Eduardo Placer’s Fearless at 4. Check out their convo […]

January 31, 2018
Talking To Your Kids About “Tough Topics”

Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: Do you ever wish you could have Mary Poppins come to your house to talk to […]

December 7, 2017
Don’t forget self-care this holiday season!

With the holidays fast approaching, let’s all keep these tips from the Self-Care Snowman in mind! In order to properly care for others, […]

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 […]

May 31, 2017
How to talk to kids about mental health – and supportive therapy

At The Wise Family, we spend a lot of time talking about talking. We use a specialized approach to our work, and the […]

May 24, 2017
Anxiety is really tricky

Continuing with this month’s theme of mental health awareness, let’s talk a little more about anxiety. Specifically, anxiety in teens. A lot of […]

April 26, 2017
Confidence — ​That tricky life skill essential to future successes

Confidence — ​That tricky life skill that is built over time and with experience. The belief in one’s ability to succeed is an […]

April 19, 2017
Keep Cool & Calm Down

By Guest Contributor and Wise Family Clinician – Kasey Cain, Resident in Counseling This week we are going to work on calming down and […]

March 15, 2017
Brain Awareness Week 2017: Executive Functioning in the Classroom

In honor of Brain Awareness Week, I thought it appropriate to talk about Executive Functioning in the classroom. Parents of children and teens […]

February 15, 2017
She Rocks the World is looking for 2017 Ambassadors!

SHE ROCKS THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR AMBASSADORS! Do you want to inspire your teenage daughter to fearlessly use her own voice? Have […]

February 8, 2017
Make a little SHIFT Happen

So far this year, I have been thinking, writing and talking about the concept of change in families. Families come to me all […]

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