Hope for Mental Health Community | Back to School: Support for Families and Kids

If you are a student, parent, educator, or love some who is, join us for our online Hope for Mental Health Community for practical support as you navigate the uncertainties of this school year. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many parents, educators, and students tell us they feel unequipped and unprepared to manage this stressful […]

Creating School Space At-Home

Whether you live in a multi-million-dollar mansion or a studio apartment, the need for a space for your child to complete his/her distance learning is key. Your home no longer serves as just a place of residence. It is now a fully operational school as classroom, playground, art center, assembly room, computer lab and more. […]

Involvement to Investment

As I thought about having kids, I eagerly anticipated being an involved parent. After all, it was a natural transition from my lifelong overachievement as a Japanese American child into adulthood then parenthood. But seriously, I could not wait to be involved in their school, sports, church and more. Need a room parent? Sign me […]

Messy Bun, But Getting Self-Care Done

The COVID-19 at-home trends are all about comfy and cozy. Moms and daughters alike are sporting messy buns on the daily. Working parents are dressed for work…from the waistline up for Zoom meetings. Pajamas are all the rage for this year’s back-to-school wear. A lot of these style trends earnestly come from an unmotivated, bare […]

Navigating the Landscape of Learning

The school year is upon us once again. The landscape is far different than what any of us expected and trying to navigate has proven to be nothing short of a pop quiz in physics and time bending. Many families have parents that work out of the home, or in the home for this season, […]

Practical Ideas for Spending Time with Your Children

I’ve often said that “your children regard your presence as a sign of caring and connectedness.” Sometimes we get distracted and so preoccupied with the urgent that we miss the most important. And right up there at the top of the list is spending quality time with our kids and grandkids. Take a moment with […]

The Power of Believing in Your Kids

Another important ingredient in parenting is expressing your belief in your kids. Most young people struggle with a poor or improper self-image. They play the comparison game and see that someone is always smarter, prettier, more coordinated or richer than they are. They need someone in their lives who believes in them, even when they […]

How to Raise Kids Without Raising Your Blood Pressure

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