July Is Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

July is cleft and craniofacial awareness month, and we need your support in providing FREE medical care for youth who don’t have access to the specialized care they need. 1 in 700 kids in the world have cleft and craniofacial differences. In low-income countries, 90% of people don’t have access to surgical care, including surgeries… Read more »


Helping Kids Cope With An Expected Loss

Many young children are faced with the reality of losing a loved one to an illness or old age, and helping kids cope with an expected loss can make a significant difference in acceptance and healthy adaptation. Adults tend to shy away from sharing facts and information regarding loss with young children, given adults’ understandable… Read more »


Help The Kid Witnesses of the Alexandria Attack

Our heartfelt sympathies and thoughts are with the families who survived and witnessed the Alexandria attack last week. As we know, children were playing in the playground nearby when the attack occurred. We can help the kid witnesses of the Alexandria attack in many ways. Parents, teachers, counselors and other caretakers can talk to the… Read more »


The Manchester & London Bridge Attacks: Helping Kids Cope

We express our deepest sympathies to the families and communities who have lost loved ones in the recent Manchester and London Bridge attacks. In the wake of these attacks, and the increase in global terrorism and violence, it is imperative that we utilize positive tools in helping kids cope with a traumatic death, as they process,… Read more »


Teen Suicide: Prevention is Key

We express our deepest sympathies to the family who lost their son recently at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, CA. The community is grieving with the family, and parents, clinicians, and educators are working hard to map the steps to teen suicide awareness and prevention. In 2014, the Center for Disease Control and… Read more »


Child-Centered Divorce Network Praises ‘Family Changes’ Book

Image by Precious Little One The founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, Rosalind Sedacca, praises Family Changes: Explaining Divorce To Children, as an “outstanding book“. Ms. Sedacca states: “Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is a new book written by Azmaira Maker, Ph.D. As founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, I am often sent new books… Read more »


January is ‘Divorce Month’: Tips To Protect Your Kids.

January has been tagged as ‘Divorce Month‘ in both the U.S. and the U.K., given the unusually high number of calls to attorneys and therapists during this month. The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the Independent hypothesize that the stressors of the holidays, travel, family time, and financial tensions create significant conflict between partners, which could lead to… Read more »


Help Support Kids Coping With a Traumatic Death

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting. It is with much sadness that we remember this day and event, and we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the families and the community who lost their loved children and family members. Since the Sandy Hook shooting, 160 schools have experienced a school shooting…. Read more »


Tips and Tools To Keep The Holidays Joyful For The Kids.

As the holidays approach, it is important for parents (married or divorced) to be mindful of the multiple accompanying stressors, and the need to keep the holidays joyful and peaceful for the kids. This article provides tips and tools to help parents minimize conflicts in the hopes of allowing kids to be kids in a… Read more »


Golden Rules for Protecting Kids From Divorce Tug-Of-Wars

Tips for protecting children from divorce tug-of-wars. Approximately 40-50% of couples end up in divorce in the United States (CDC; Washington Post, 2014), and approximately 1.5 million children are affected by divorce each year (Scientific American, 2013). Research has demonstrated that divorce can contribute to significant consequences in children, including anger, depression, anxiety, school and… Read more »