A year spent at home: Taking stock and looking forward

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager I don’t think I have ever spent so much time in my house, and I know this is true for so many of us. The cleaning, cooking, dishes, laundry….did I say dishes? It has been a strange mix of emotions on[...]

Democracy: Good for our health and happiness

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager With the tumultuous events of the past year and the tragic and jarring events that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; many of us are left feeling a bit numb. What is next? How can we pre[...]

Talking to kids about the U.S. Capitol attacks

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager The traumatic events of the last week have left a gaping hole in the foundation of our democracy and in our hearts. They also created yet another challenging and confusing situation for families and chil[...]

Resiliency and positivity in the new year

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager This year has been one of the hardest times in recent memory for millions of Americans and people across the globe. The challenges we have faced and will continue to face in the months ahead are almo[...]

So much news and so much waiting: How to prepare for the upcoming election

Election stress By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator  • Family Life Education Manager I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have been waiting and just holding my breath for the past weeks. With the election just weeks away and the daily pandemic updates, I feel I am in limbo. I [...]

The parent coach is in: Compassion and safe-keeping during challenging times

By Leah Persky, PhD & Certified Family Life Educator • Family Life Education Manager What are parents dealing with lately? Well, a lot! They are agonizing over questions of safety; childcare; figuring out how best to engage in physical distancing this summer; thinking about how we can educ[...]