Dr. Stephanie Named a Top Mommy Blog

Just like most people, I wear several hats: psychologist, blogger and mom....more

Ipads in the Classroom: Good for Mental Health?

Photo credit I was recently interviewed for a story about using ipads in the classroom....more

Talking to Kids About Suicide

Photo credit Suicide is a topic that no one likes to talk about, but it’s one we need to discuss – and not just when it affects a celebrity we love. I recently wrote a post for the American Psychological Association‘s blog, Your Mind. Your Body....more

Two School Lunches in Seven Minutes

It’s Back to School Day Around here, and I have to admit that I am feeling pretty down about it. I love summer: the pool, the lazy mornings, the lack of homework the evening bike rides....more

Back to School Stress Busters

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Coping With the Death of a Pet

photo credit Pet owners know that losing a dog, cat, parakeet or pig can be devastating....more

Back To School Lunches

My friends over at Produce for Kids have a really cool thing going as we head back to school....more

Social Media 101: Parent Edition

Photo credit I think parenting has always been a tough job, but these days the blistering-fast changes in technology have made it more (at least intellectually) challenging than ever before. I often talk about the dilemma like this: When I was growing up there was no such thing as cell phones, the internet or Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat so I can’t call my mom and ask her questions like… At what age did you let me get a Twitter account? Did you “friend” my boyfriends on Facebook? ...more

Ending Friendships…Good for Mental Health?

Photo credit Friends are the best....more

Helping Kids Develop a Positive Body Image

I recently wrote an article for Produce for Kids about how to help kids feel good about their bodies....more