Managing a Family Spring Break

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

After a very long winter, the sun is finally making its’ presence known. The daffodils are starting to bloom and birds are singing. All of these signs alert families that school spring breaks are quickly approaching. Spring breaks can be a challenge for families regarding what to do with the children during that time. Many parents decide to take that week off of work and…

How Anxiety Can Be Hidden in Kids

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.
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“Aren’t those some girls from your class?” asked the father, “You should go over there and say hello.” His seven year old daughter shook her head and said, “I can’t. I don’t know what to say. I am too shy anyway.” The father was not sure what to do next. He just didn’t understand why his daughter was so reluctant to even say hello to…

Lessons to Learn from the Hare

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The hare ran furiously towards the finish line as the tortoise had only a few feet left to go. Despite his best efforts and closing rapidly on the tortoise, the hare lost the race. The Aesop fable of the Tortoise and the Hare has been a classic tale told to generations of children. The lessons are that slow and steady wins the race and that overconfidence…