What Teachers Should Know About Kids With Anxiety

Anxiety is something that is very difficult to understand, whether you're an observer or it affects you directly. At times, it's like a scary monster that seemingly comes out of nowhere.  Your heart races, your palms get sweaty, a lump develops in your throat and you get this urge to run for your life, but you can't figure out why. It can be quite scary even for an adult, so … [Read more...]

Why Maia Campbell’s Illness Isn’t Funny

Like most people, I have seen the video of Maia Campbell that has unfortunately gone viral. If you're reading this and you've seen it, you probably saw a video of a former actress begging for crack. If you've seen it and you laughed, you need a wake-up call. Maia Campbell has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and this wasn't the first time one of her episodes have been … [Read more...]

Mindfulness Activities for Kids

We live in a world that is plagued by constant stimulation and it causes us to act in ways that probably even surprise us at times. As adults, we can get easily agitated, angrier, and overwhelmed when we don't intentionally focus on shutting our brains off. So, imagine how our kids feel if we don't provide them with the tools to do the same thing? When children are … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should NOT Be Everything to Your Kids

Moms are some of the most passionate people I know, especially when it comes to our babies. At any point, we are ready to be our kid's playmate, help with school projects, be their biggest cheerleader and even fight for them, if we have to. So many moms work to become everything their kids need in order to shelter them from any potential storm; be it fear, loneliness, sadness … [Read more...]

How to Combat Holiday Stress

I love NBC's new hit, This is Us. If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, it's a provocative series about a white family of 5; mom, dad, their biological twins and their adopoted black son. You can read more about it here.  It's a fantastic show and I really hope you get a chance to check it out. At any rate, I have a point, I promise. On one of the episodes about … [Read more...]