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[...]

Taking time with transitions: Bringing mindfulness into the new school year

Mindfulness By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education & Addiction and Recovery Services For many parents and caregivers, the past few weeks have been filled with the business of getting ready for another school year to begin. The excitement of school supplies, haircuts, fi[...]

Back to school in 2021: We are back, but not to normal

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager For many parents, the day has arrived or, it soon will. Kids will be off to school, starting off the new academic year, the third to be impacted by the pandemic. Children and parents alike are dealin[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: August 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Anxiety about school safety is unfortunately on parents’ back-to-school checklist   When I was a kid, I looked forward to the start of a new school year. I liked everything about the process—new clothes, new supplies, new teachers, seeing old friends and making new ones. It was all so e[...]