Moving On: Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

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By Priscilla Wright, M.Ed, LPC,NCC Moving on to middle school can be an exciting time.  Some children embrace this change while others find it difficult. Here are a few things that parents can do to ease the transition. School Environment: The expectations are greater in middle school. Students are expected to keep track of and […]

Separate but Together: Parenting After Divorce

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By Priscilla Wright, M.Ed, LPC,NCC Making the decision to separate may be difficult for most people. When the decision is made, the parties involved may agree that this decision is best for the entire family.  It is often not an easy decision to make. During a separation or divorce the entire family is experiencing loss […]

ODD: Feeling Like You’re on the Debate Team with Your Child

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By Priscilla Wright, M.Ed, LPC,NCC Do you feel like you on the debate team with your child? Do any of the following seem familiar to you? Your child argues with you or any adult in authority. Trivial matters easily annoy him or her. He or she deliberately annoys others almost appearing to push their “hot […]