What’s Your Parenting Style? Why It Matters.

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

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4 General Parenting Styles and Why It Matters:

It’s very helpful for parents to know where they fall when it comes to parenting styles. Awareness can help parents carry out their parenting responsibilities more effectively and support healthy emotional growth in their children. How parents communicate, relate, and discipline has lasting effects and can influence their behavior not only through their childhoods but also throughout adulthood as well.

While we can separate parenting into four general styles, it’s important to note that parents rarely fall into one specific category. In general, parents may favor one style over the rest. There are generally four main parenting styles per the research:

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What Did You Say? 5 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting Communication

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.

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Co-Parenting Tips for the New School Year:

If you’re divorced or getting divorced chances are communication is already strained or stressful!  Here are some helpful tips and resources to help with co-parent communication and make everyone’s life a bit easier.

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8 Mental Health Activities to Best Support Kids and Teens

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

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Mental Health Support of Our Children:

    • It is important to teach our children about mental health early in life because mental health is health. Human behavior is a manifestation of feelings and thoughts that then elicit specific actions and activities. The epidemic of chronic physical diseases that ail us as a society can be prevented, cured, or managed by lifestyle modification, or by simply changing our behaviors. Therefore, good mental health is a necessity for the consistent and sustained behaviors required for lifelong physical health and overall well-being.
    • It’s often challenging to identify a child’s specific mental health needs. Unlike physical health needs, mental health needs are difficult to target because they are often invisible, and hidden inside the individual until disclosed through direct communication or maladaptive behaviors.

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5 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting During the New School Year

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.

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Co-Parenting Tips for the New School Year:

The school year is already well underway. If you’re co-parenting, the stress may already be building when it comes to schedules, transportation, and finances, to name a few. It is paramount to try to mitigate the stress that often comes with raising a child. Good communication will solve and head0ff problems before they even present themselves.

Here are 5 essential tips for co-parenting to make the year run smoothly, happily, and resentment-free:

1) Review School Calendars
with Your Parenting Plan

Broadbrushing the school year as far as the school calendar, as well as school and personal commitments your child may have, will help to avoid conflict down the road. Whether it is sports, music lessons, or a club that the child is involved in—it’s extremely helpful when both parents know the child’s schedule so that he or she can be best supported—transportation, deadlines that need to be adhered to, or just being able to be present for a special occasion goes a long way.

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Supporting Your Kids’ Mental Health This School Year

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

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Back-to-School Anxiety:

    • Not all anxiety is bad. It can be very helpful in supporting healthy adaptations for kids. In times of change, it is normal and expected, but alternatively, there are behaviors that can be more concerning.
    • There is an increase in the number of patients needing mental health services since the pandemic. We have seen an uptick in the Adolescents age group.

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How Recharging Our Teachers Can Supercharge Our Students

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

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A New Professional Development Resource
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    • Teachers are exhausted and feeling overwhelmed. The added pressures that Covid brought only exacerbated the reality that most teachers are stressed, feel unsupported, and under-appreciated (2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey published by RAND).
    • If the goal of schools is to inspire kids to be lifelong learners then we have to start by inspiring teachers!

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Factors to Consider When Ending Your Marriage

Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.

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Divorce
:

Too often a client comes in and says, “I just want this to be done.” The marriage, the fighting, the emotional toll, and the financial unsettling—all of it.

Before you decide to Divorce, make sure to understand the long-term effects, the ongoing drama after the Divorce, and the possible financial reality of the Divorce.

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3 Ways to Legally Protect Your Child During Divorce

Available for Interviews: Teddy Ann Barry

Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer and has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law.

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Protecting Your Children During Divorce
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So often we’re asked when does my child get to talk to the Judge? The Family Court will rarely question your child about what he wants to have happen or where she wants to live.

If parents cannot agree on a parenting plan or strongly disagree with what is in their child’s best interests, here are some ways to legally protect your child:

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The New Workplace Experience Enables Greater Employee Support & Wellness

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. 

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Workplace Success
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How the New Workplace Experience Is Supporting Employee Wellness and Empowerment

The pandemic, and its tail effects, have affected all of us, without exception or choice. And for many of us, these effects have impacted the way we’ve come to value our families, our communities, and even ourselves. And as we came into this light of introspection and appreciation, it had a ripple effect on our relationship with our work, and in particular, with how, where, and when we work.

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The Teacher Retention Crisis Could Cripple Our Education System. Here’s How to Solve it.

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

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The Teacher Retention Crisis
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  • The National Education Association (NEA) survey released in January 2022, showed that 55% of educators are thinking about leaving the profession earlier than they had planned (up from 37% in August 2021). EdWeek reported similar numbers with 54% of teachers saying they are “somewhat likely” or “very likely” to leave the teaching profession in the next year. 

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