Thoughts from Kelly, a Mom and a Therapist Who Wears Many Hats

Welcome to the Jungle: 6 Tips to Share with your College Freshman

Two years ago, I made the drive. We loaded my son and half of Bed, Bath and Beyond into my husbands truck and dropped him off at college. I was a novice, a college-mom-virgin, a newbie at launching my child from the nest. I read books, read blogs, joined on-line parent groups, and talked to Read more about Welcome to the Jungle: 6 Tips to Share with your College Freshman[…]

Don’t Ask Me to Clean Up Your Spilled Milk

Our brain is a funny little highway in our head–a complicated processing system that takes what we input, processes it, receives a message, and then stores that message somewhere.   With the help of 100 billion (give or take a few) neurons, it does this seamlessly.  Anatomically the brain isn’t a muscle but if we treated Read more about Don’t Ask Me to Clean Up Your Spilled Milk[…]

Dear Class of 2018, We have Failed You

Dear Class of 2018, We have failed you.  I’m embarrassed to be a part of this generation that has created an unattainable expectation for college acceptances.  Our system is flawed, and you are the unfortunate inheritors of this whacked out process we’ve created in the last few decades to get into college.  I’m so sorry Read more about Dear Class of 2018, We have Failed You[…]

The New “Everyone Does It”… 4 Important Talking Points with your Teenager about Vaping

Remember that commercial- the one with the lady who smoked through the open hole in her neck? Debi Austin first appeared on television in 1996, telling viewers she began smoking at age 13 and could never quit. In a raspy smoker’s voice, Austin told the camera, “They say nicotine isn’t addictive” before inhaling from a Read more about The New “Everyone Does It”… 4 Important Talking Points with your Teenager about Vaping[…]