FamilyWorks Counseling: Parenting Tools for School-age Children

● Tone​- As your child becomes more upset in behavior, volume, and affect, you need to counter that with a softer tone, lower volume, and calmer demeanor to bring their energy level down and help get them grounded. ● Give 2-3 realistic choices–​ so they become aware of what makes sense to do and become more independent instead of telling …

Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic: Helping Kids to Cope with Uncertainty

In the past five months, so much has changed in our lives: working from home, homeschooling, classes online, businesses closed – and some have reopened, masks are worn, finances are tight, social rules have changed, some family members have been sick and recovered, and others have been lost. This is a time of great stress and uncertainty and here at …

Top 10 Tips for Helping Kids Adjust Back to School

Hey Parents! We know intimately how challenging transitions can be for our children, especially when they return from the freedom / relaxation of summer to the highly-structured, fast-paced school year. However, what we often forget is how instrumental we can be in helping to ease this angst. Take a peek at FWC’s “Top Ten Tips” for helping kids re-adjust to …