What to Do After a Cancer Diagnosis

6 Apr

Preparing for illness with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

A cancer diagnosis suddenly and irreversibly alters the course of a life.  Not only must patients cope with the profound emotional upheaval, they are also forced to manage a long list of practical necessities.  Living with cancer and battling the disease in the most effective way possible requires patience, planning, and support.  It means taking […]

Mom Monday-Spring Activities For Children To “Grow” Their Motor Skills

27 Mar

Spring Activities For Children on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

A few years back, a really cool trend started “popping” up as a new Easter tradition … planting jelly beans and replacing them with lollipops overnight. This is a really fun way to bring some magic into those young eyes who still believe in the Easter Bunny and other seasonal characters that light up their […]

Handle Anxiety Attacks as a Parent & Things to Discuss With Your Therapist

2 Jan

Handle anxiety attacks with help from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Anxiety can happen to anyone, but as a parent, you’re a magnet for your brain going haywire. Sometimes, the anxiety is over a legitimate concern, such as the well-being of your child. Other times, it’s the less likely what ifs and the paranoia over your child that can trigger anxiety attacks. How does one handle […]

Mom Monday-Making the Back to School Transition Smoother

1 Jan

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

Summer vacation comes to an end eventually.  The new school year will kick off before you know it.  Parents and kids should start preparing several days (ahem weeks) in advance for an easy back to school transition.  There’s also a few things that can be done during the first few weeks of school that will […]

New Year isn’t just for resolutions; it’s for pondering the past

31 Dec

Happy New Year from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

New Year’s has it hard. Who wants to go after Christmas in the holiday department?  While it’s true that the start of a new year won’t get the kid’s vote, for us as parents, it’s become a very important holiday. I have always enjoyed that feeling of freshness that occurs with the start of things.  Births, […]

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