Posts Tagged: Northern VA

February 7, 2018
Navigating the New Frontier – Gender Identity

We have the opportunity, more and more, in our counseling practice, of supporting young people that are curious about nontraditional gender identification – […]

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 […]

January 23, 2018
Do you feel your teen has a lack of motivation?

WISE TALK with Dr. Amy Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash A lot of people ask me how to motivate your kids. I […]

January 10, 2018
Tips on how to set up parental controls on your kid’s shiny new iPhone

Welcome to 2018! We are rededicating ourselves at The Wise Family sharing insights, strategies and expectations about some tough topics that we, as […]

December 20, 2017
Setting Intentions for the New Year

Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: Welcome to the close of another year, and the opening of a brand new year. We […]

December 13, 2017
The Hard Labor of Growing Leaders

Need some parenting inspiration during the mad rush of the holiday season? Take time to appreciate that your creative, cute but sometimes difficult […]

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, […]

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 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 […]