Digital mindfulness for family well-being

Digital well-being By Leah Persky, PhD and CFLE • Family Life Education Manager As an educator and parent coach, people often ask me if their kids are doing okay – and if kids in general are doing okay. My response is always to ask how are their parents and teachers doing?  We cannot answer one question w[...]

Hamas-Israel War: How to begin conversations with your children

By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education The brutality of the attack on Israel is conveyed in the graphic images and details we see on the news. It is heartbreaking to see and so hard to turn away from watching this nightmare unfold. So many in the Twin Cities have clo[...]

How much time are we spending online!? The importance of digital mindfulness

By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education Back-to-school time is in full swing and the transition to new routines and schedules can be a challenge, while simultaneously being a relief to children and their parents. Last month I wrote about the transition from summe[...]

How is it August already? How to enjoy the transition to fall

Tips for remaining grounded during the back-to-school transition By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education Summer just seemed to be in full swing and now here we are at back-to-school time and Halloween candy ALREADY in stores! Enjoying the end of summer see[...]

Making the most of the summer and managing sibling fighting

Sibling Fighting 6 tips to help parents for summer and beyond By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education Parents spend countless hours planning for summer. The mad dash to register for the right camp at the right time with the right friends. It is really a labor of love and t[...]

Now is the time to support LGBTQ+ children and loved ones

supporting families with LGBTQ+ Children JFCS' Family Life Education and J-Pride programs will host a three-session educational series in December By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE, Manager of Family Life Education, and Isaac Ezra Jennings, J-Pride Coordinator Many parents and families want to support their children, relatives[...]