Parenting | Polk County Moms

How to Be More Grateful & Happier – and Help Your Kids Do the Same

This post was contributed by Niro Feliciano, LCSW, author of This Book Won’t Make You Happy: Eight Keys to Finding True Contentment.  I know you have heard of the benefits of gratitude, but do you know it can literally re-wire your brain for contentment?  If you...

Homework Time: 6 Tips for a Successful Routine!

Photo Credit: Alexandra Blair Photography   Homework isn’t most kids’ favorite part of the day—and it can be painful for parents, too. Rather than turn homework time into a power struggle, simple strategies can help you both work together to get it done without...

Water Bottle Roundup

  We all know that great intentions can sometimes lead us astray. Case in point, plastic water bottles!  Of course, staying hydrated is a huge priority for us and our children. But after a summer spent at playgrounds, beaches, pools and sporting events, even the...

Teen Suicide Epidemic

  Across the country, teen suicide rates are soaring. In 2021, the CDC has reported that ER visits due to suspected suicide attempts are up over 50 percent in girls. Before the pandemic, depression and anxiety was already at all-time highs, and the isolation of...

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

The Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) is scheduled to begin in the upcoming weeks for Polk County Students. Like most parents, I have a love/hate relationship with standardized testing. I want to know how my child is doing overall but I don’t want it to negatively...

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