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Uniting in the Face of Tragedy: Building Stronger Connections with Our Children and Community KC Strong

Uniting in the Face of Tragedy: Building Stronger Connections with Our Children and Community   KC Strong In the Wake of Tragedy, We Find Community Always hold onto hope. Hope gives us so much to live for, to hold out for, to hold onto. “The thing about kindness is that we rarely realize the impact it has on someone that truly needs it. It's not difficult to be kind, yet to some people the world feels so cruel. So be kind to your family, be kind to your friends, be kind to the person who takes...

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Valentine’s Day is About Love—Quality Time: The Most Beautiful Act of Love

Valentine's Day is About Love—Quality Time: The Most Beautiful Act of LoveBy Carron Montgomery, LPC, RPT The best gift you can give your children, spouse, or anyone who matters to you is being fully present with your undivided attention. True quality time. When your child asks you for help, and you don't say five more minutes but set your phone or work aside, they feel valued and cherished, knowing they are more important than any task. Unfortunately, in a society where work boundaries are...

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Parenting: What do you do When Your Child Is Hurting

As parents, we often find ourselves wishing we could change the world for our children. Even in small ways, stop them from making what we know will be a mistake, prevent them from getting hurt, and heal their hearts after that first breakup. It’s easier when they are little; a kiss can stop the sting of a boo-boo, but that same kiss doesn’t work for teens and tweens. As a mother of three, I understand how deeply this pain can impact us as parents, permeating every fiber of our being and making...

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Arrows of Anxiety

Arrows of Anxiety

"Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment." -Henry David Thoreau This generation, more than those before it, faces an onslaught of external anxiety triggers. How we receive information has changed drastically, and we live in a world of seven-second videos and headlines with clickbait, fear-filled titles, and a non-stop feed of stress-inducing information. The invisible riptide under the surface pulls them under, and a tidal wave of pressure and...

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Even Experts Get Anxious

Even Experts Get Anxious

  Even the experts on anxiety can get anxious, but moving through those feelings is essential, and all it took to get me over them was the immensely warm welcome I got from my community. I wrote The Invisible Riptide, but its creation was born from the community. From those who supported me along the way. My clients who continue to inspire me daily. The brave who are willing to fight for their rights and the rights of others. And I couldn't be more grateful for the experience. Thank you...

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Recognizing and Understanding Anxiety in Young Children

Recognizing and Understanding Anxiety in Young Children

Anxiety is rising, and with that rise, we're seeing a staggering increase in anxiety in the youngest generations. This blog aims to foster a better understanding by building language and knowledge around this concerning trend. How Young is Too Young? Early indications of anxiety can be connected to a more sensitive stress response system. Signs of this can be seen even as early as babies with colic. The stress response is also impacted by several factors, including their environment and...

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