Why your child could be suffering holiday stress

By Veronica Cartagena | December 18, 2020

The holidays can be an especially anxious time for anyone. If you’re noticing more tension than usual, your child may be experiencing similar feelings. Your child might seem a bit withdrawn or irritable, may sleep more than usual, or is exhibiting other signs … Read more


Coronavirus and Vaping – What Parents Need to Know

By Veronica Cartagena | November 30, 2020

No one could have predicted the difficult times 2020 would bring. With the Coronavirus pandemic now in its third wave, people everywhere are taking extra … Read more

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You Need Exercise – and So Does Your Child

By Veronica Cartagena | November 5, 2020

We know staying active is part of a healthy life. Regular activity can help you sleep better, maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress. So why is it … Read more


Why Your Child Refuses to Do Homework (And How You Can Respond)

By Veronica Cartagena | October 14, 2020

Homework battles can turn into an exhausting nightly struggle that stresses both you and your child.  Addressing this family issue can be challenging, but good communication and early action can make a big impact.    Get … Read more

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Online School: Making It Work for Your Child and Your Family

By Veronica Cartagena | September 30, 2020

What we want back-to-school 2020 to look like: excited children, seeing friends and meeting teachers. What back-to-school 2020 actually looks like for many Florida students: … Read more

Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

By Veronica Cartagena | January 14, 2020

         Ghostbusters! Okay, maybe they can’t help you with your non-ghost problems, but it’s important to know who can. Who do you call when you’re … Read more

Talk To Your Kids

By Veronica Cartagena | January 10, 2020

When communication falls short, teens and adolescents take other measures to express their emotions. That’s why it’s so important for parents to talk to their … Read more

The Other Side of FOMO: What Am I Really Missing?

The Other Side of FOMO: What Am I Really Missing?

By Veronica Cartagena | January 7, 2020

         Most of us know FOMO is the fear of missing out. People claim to have FOMO when they are unable to partake in an … Read more

Managing Impulses in Recovery

Managing Impulses in Recovery

By Veronica Cartagena | December 26, 2019

Impulse is often talked about in addiction recovery because it can be hard for individuals to exert self-control with certain stimulations, such as those who’ve … Read more

Self-Love: The Foundation of Recovery

Self-Love: The Foundation of Recovery

By Veronica Cartagena | December 19, 2019

As we’re exploring more of ourselves in sobriety, we’ll uncover many more aspects of ourselves that we didn’t know before. One of the most challenging … Read more