Know Your ACEs So Your Kid Doesn’t Know ACEs

What exactly are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains, leading to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs … Continue reading

Divorce, ACEs and Your Kids – Part 2

In Part 1 of Divorce, ACEs and Your Kids, the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) of Losing a Parent to Separation, Divorce or Another Reason was explained as a potential type of childhood trauma. It can impact a child’s learning potential … Continue reading

Divorce, ACEs and Your Kids – Part 1

Did you ever think of divorce as not just difficult, but something that may be traumatic for children? Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic things that happen to a child, things over which a child has no control. Losing a … Continue reading

Grandparents Gift of Time

What’s one of the great things about being a grandparent? It’s having and giving the gift of time. When my own children were little, I honestly can’t remember ever saying to them, “Take your time, we’re in no hurry.” Like … Continue reading

Keeping Your Joy During Christmas

“Joy to the World” is a song I have sang during the Christmas season since I was a very young girl. Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family, decorate your tree, and buy gifts for loved ones. … Continue reading