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How to Manage Feelings Poster – Now Available!

I’m excited to announce my newest product to help children manage emotions! The poster takes children through the same emotion regulation steps I use in my office: Whether you’re five or eight-five, the steps are the same. The poster is $18, 18″x 25″, laminated and ready for years of use. I recommend it for classrooms, […]

Feeling Cards are Here!

Nearly two years ago, I gave a talk where I emphasized the importance of using feeling cards with children. I shared that it helps children open up about emotions and at the end of the talk, shared my favorite feeling cards and told everyone to go buy a set. The next day, I received an […]

Announcing My New Book! How to Crack Your Peanut

Earlier this year, I released Flooded: A Brain-Based Guide to Help Children Manage Emotions. The book was for parents, educators and caregivers and just after releasing it, the message I heard from readers was clear: we need a book like this for kids. I’d been sharing this information with kids in my office for many […]

New Book Release! Flooded: A Brain-Based Guide to Help Children Regulate Emotions

1 in 6 children meet the criteria for a mental health disorder. By adulthood that number will double. In 2019, the World Happiness Organization reported the United States was the least happy it has ever been. One of the reporters said, “By most accounts, Americans should be happier now than ever. The violent crime rate […]

The Losses Keep Coming: A Pandemic Through the Eyes of a Teen

It’s 10:00 AM on a Tuesday and I sit down in front of my computer to have a virtual counseling session with a high school senior. The WiFi drops, comes back on again, then drops again. This is my new reality: trying to be present and capture the emotional intensity of the many kids who […]

Announcing my New Children’s Book: Marcy’s Having All the Feels

The first line of my new children’s book, Marcy’s Having All the Feels is, “Marcy wanted to be happy. Happy is all she wanted to be.” I would guess that most of us feel very similar Marcy. We want to feel happy, confident and excited and when we don’t, we rush to change our situation […]

How the Feel Good Culture is Causing a Mental Health Crisis in Kids

The numbers are astounding. Kids and adolescents all over the country are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and a slew of other emotion-based issues at a staggering frequency. But why? We have blamed video games. We’ve thrown social media under the bus and overscheduling has also held the spotlight for a number of years. […]