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Social Media & Our Children

Social Media and Our Children

A Whole New World… Growing up, I hated hearing my parents’ comparison between my generation and theirs. The answer to my complaints about my teenage angst were continuously met with, “When I was young…,” “Your generation…,” and the despised, “You have it easy,” response. Now that I’m a parent in 2017, I can safely say […]

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Help Your Child Navigate the Scary Things

Help Your Children Navigate the Scary Things

Halloween is over, but scary movies, TV shows, books, and activities are year-round. Julie Best Wilcox, LCSW at Thriveworks Counseling and Life Coaching in Chesterfield, shares important tips that can help you navigate scary things with your children. How do we help our children (and sometimes ourselves) prepare for the scary shows or events and especially […]

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Seasons of Parenting

The Seasons of Parenting

Most days I love being a parent. I may not like the arguing, the whining, and the spilling of food and drink. But in general, it’s something I’m very grateful for. However, when people tell me to appreciate my kids when they’re young, that someday they won’t want to be with me, that I will […]

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Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info

Top Secret Mom Info: That peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’re making? It’s edible with the crust on. No, really. It’s possible for anyone of any age to eat a crusted sandwich. As moms, we’re experts in our kids’ opinions of what they like and dislike. I know what grubby shirt my son likes to […]

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3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

3 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    As public schools finish the first marking period, most of us face the same upcoming event on the calendar: Parent-Teacher Conference Day. I have a confession… This teacher hates Conference Day. Don’t get me wrong, I like meeting with parents. We schedule conferences all year and welcome collaborating with parents and providing consistency […]

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