March 27, 2020

How can we get through this? As a licensed clinical social worker and a parent coach I am receiving a lot of questions about what to do, how to manage and how in the world will we get through this. There is uncertainty around health, family incomes, the state of the economy, and the social-emotional impact of social distancing and the resulting social isolation. This is uncharted territory and unf...

June 13, 2016

This post was written by parent coach Kerrie LaRosa.

“We have forgotten that children are designed by nature to learn through self-directed play and exploration.” Peter Gray

Children’s brains don’t turn off during the summer because they are not in school. Children are constantly learning, by observing the adults around them, playing with their peers, reading the back of a cereal box, digging for wo...

June 8, 2016

This post was written by parent coach Kerrie LaRosa.

School is winding down and soon it will be summer. Parents often ask me how to keep their children stimulated and maintain the academic gains they made throughout the school year.

I recommend that parents prepare themselves and their children for the transition to summer ahead of time. Here are some tips on how to enjoy a low-stress yet stimulatin...

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