Resilient Parenting-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Growing Pains Life is beautiful…and difficult; a paradox that is almost always exacerbated when raising children. Parenting is a challenging career. Most jobs offer training and experience. However, when it comes to the job of parenting no proper job description … Continue reading

Nature and Family Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Strengthening Family Resilience The demands of work, school, and activities can weigh us down. At times we all struggle with finding balance in our lives. However, in the midst of our challenges we also have opportunities to work through conflict and build healthy connections. What … Continue reading

The 5 Best Gifts for Children-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Gifts that Last a Lifetime What are the best gifts for children that truly last a lifetime? You will not find them in a box with a bow. They lack wires and screens. You will not find them on sale. These … Continue reading

Parenting ADHD – Dr. Arielle Schwartz

 The Journey Continues A school day morning, and we need to get out the door. “Please get dressed,” dad says. When he doesn’t come downstairs I go up to find him sitting on his floor, in his pajamas, playing with … Continue reading

Children, Emotional Regulation, and Polyvagal Theory-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Supporting children’s emotions As parents, our responsibility is to help children process through their experiences. This is not an easy task. It is easy to feel triggered by children’s big emotions, whether it be fear, anger, or sadness; especially when … Continue reading

Parenting, Attachment, and Healing Your Transgenerational Legacy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Transgenerational Train When looking at generational influences in parenting you can think of a train with the youngest generation represented by the car in the front. There is a lot of energy, zest, and excitement in the front of … Continue reading

Resilience-Informed Parenting-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Transformational Parenting Our family just returned from 10 days in the wilderness. With our 9 and 11 year olds, my husband and I hiked over 40 miles, shared one small tent, told stories, sang songs, and pressed the reset button … Continue reading

Raising Resilient Children – Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Resilience Informed Parenting Resilience is our ability to adapt well in the face of adversity; it means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. As a strength-based psychologist, I apply research on resilience to my work with children and families. Caring adults … Continue reading