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In Southwest Florida, we are no strangers to natural disasters. We all know natural disasters like Hurricane Ian can have a major impact on our daily lives. What is often overlooked is the mental effects hurricanes can have in the short and long term on especially children. While the aftermath [...]
The effects of Hurricane Ian have been devastating to the SWFL community. During this hectic and chaotic time, finding resources can be overwhelming. To help SWFL residents, below is a list of local and national resources available. You are encouraged to share this list with others who may need it [...]
Through their stages of development, children will experience a variety of moods that affect the way they behave. And while it is natural for moods to fluctuate from time to time, how can you tell if a change in mood or behavior is normal or if this is a more [...]
For many young teens, babysitting is a rite of passage from childhood to adolescence. It provides them an opportunity to earn money, develop responsibility and grow career skills like setting schedules, salary negotiations and money management. As a parent of two teen girls and a pediatric provider, parents often ask [...]
As we age, remaining mobile is important to maintaining independence. While bone loss is a normal part of growing older, one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is often referred to as a [...]
Understanding our own self-esteem can have practical significance. But what exactly is self-esteem? Self-esteem is an individual’s overall sense of personal value and self-worth or simply, the measure of how much we like ourselves. Psychologist, Carl Jung acknowledged that a vital part of what contributes to self-esteem is early experiences, [...]