Helping Kids Cope With The Trauma of School Gun Violence

Photograph Source: Wikimedia Commons The recent school gun shootings in Florida and Maryland continue to remind us of the critical need to take action to process the trauma with our children and to protect our children in schools. Children’s exposure to gun violence is a primary national health care crisis, and the American Academy of… Read more »


January Is Divorce Month: Positive Tools To Navigate Divorce With Your Children

January has been tagged as ‘Divorce Month’ in the United States and the United Kingdom, and parents are looking for tools to navigate divorce in healthy ways. Every January, there is an unusually high volume of calls to family attorneys inquiring into divorce proceedings after the holidays. The divorce statistics remain high, with approximately over… Read more »


Tips For Keeping The Holidays Peaceful For The Kids

Keeping the holidays peaceful and joyful for the kids is critical given the multiple stressors parents experience at this time. Travel plans, family get-togethers, finances and budgets, children being home from school, meal planning, and differences in cultural, spiritual, and religious celebratory practices can trigger significant conflicts. Hence, as the holidays approach, it is important… Read more »


Where Did My Friend Go? Wins Finalist In 2017 Best Book Awards

We are happy to share that Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope With A Traumatic Death wins Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards for Children’s Picture Book (Soft-Cover, Non-Fiction).  We hope you will reach out to the children, families, and communities affected by the Vegas, NY, and Texas attacks, and share or donate… Read more »


Healing Kids From The NY and Texas Shootings

It is with great sorrow that we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and communities of NY and Texas who experienced the recent shootings. In these incidents, many children witnessed the horror, know someone who was injured, or have lost a loved one in the attacks. Children also frequently hear about the attacks in their… Read more »


Support Kids Who Were Impacted In The Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family members who were impacted in the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting. As a nation, we must come together to support the families and the communities affected. It is also critical that we not forget the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community – our kids. Hundreds… Read more »


Where Did My Friend Go? Wins 2017 Book Excellence Finalist Award

We are delighted to share that Where Did My Friend Go? Helping Children Cope With A Traumatic Death has won the 2017 Book Excellence Finalist Award. We would like to thank all who contributed their time, creativity, and support to making Where Did My Friend Go? such a special book for children coping with death, loss, and… Read more »


Tips and Books to Help Kids Psychologically Recover From The Disastrous Hurricanes

Photograph Credit: Hill Air Force Base Safety, food, shelter and medical care Helping kids psychologically recover from the impact of the natural disasters that have hit the United States and its territories, along with the Caribbean islands is complicated. This article provides tips and books to help kids psychologically recover from the disastrous hurricanes. Many… Read more »


One In Four U.S. Children Are Exposed To Weapon Violence

Brain Blogger published an article today, authored by Dr. Maker, highlighting how one in four U.S. children are exposed to weapon violence. The article describes an important study published in Pediatrics that reported that over 17.5 million (or 1 in 4) school-aged children in the United States have been exposed to weapon violence in their lifetime, as either… Read more »