Posts Tagged: Northern VA

January 30, 2019
Mindfulness for older children and teens

  Finishing up our series from the New York Times on mindfulness with talk about older children and teens. Whenever we mention mindfulness […]

January 23, 2019
Kids embody the meaning of mindfulness

Photo by Benjamin Manley on Unsplash Did you know mindfulness can even be beneficial for infants and young children? The practice of mindfulness is not just […]

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 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 17, 2018
Sharing some WISE Insight from our fav mom, Glennon Doyle

Illustration: Keith Negley This week, The Wise Family wanted to share some Wise Words from Glennon Doyle, author, activist, philanthropist and founder of […]

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 […]

September 11, 2018
Back to School! Navigating the Morning Rush

School is back in session for kids all over the land and that means it’s time to get adjust back to the grind. […]