Summer is finally here
It's just about summertime. The weather's getting warm, kids are getting
out of school, families are planning vacations. Summer is a great time for
relaxing, changing our pace, and incorporating self-care and some good
old-fashioned fun into our lives.
School's out -- time to relax!
The end of the school year can be very stressful. Even if you don't have
kids in school, chances are you could use some new ways to "de-stress" and
relax. Duke University has a great
website with lots of relaxation and
stress reduction tools, from mindfulness meditation, to deep breathing
techniques, to ways to balance work and family.
When you're read to learn a little more about parenting, Deborah
written an article entitled
"Parenting: What's our Goal?" for the Ventura County
Star. Take a look, and please feel free to post your comments.
Going for the grades
If this year was a hard one for your child in terms of grades, you may want to
review an article by Dr. Shiro Torquato answering the question
"Why Can't My Child Get Good Grades?" It's from one of our newsletters a few
years back, but the information is very timely.
Looking for something to do?
Before you hear "I'm bored!", take a look at our
list of things to do in and around Simi Valley. While not
extensive, it has some good ideas that you may not have thought of before.
We'd appreciate it very much if you'd let us know some good places to add to the
list. We're always looking for ideas for the parents and families we work
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Speakers are available
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therapists enjoy speaking on topics such as parenting, couples communication,
discipline, stress management, and many other topics. If you'd like to
know more, please fill out our contact form at
www.simi-therapy.com/contacts.html or call us at 805.583.3976 x 33 .
Did you know ...
Families Counseling has an
online bookstore. We have direct links
to Amazon.com for many classics in the areas of parenting, couples communication
and other topics related to emotional health.
Our "shelves" are a little dusty, meaning our booklist hasn't been updated for
awhile. Please take a moment when you can to see what's in our bookstore,
and then send us your suggestions as to what we should add.
With your help, our bookstore should be up to date in no time at all! It's
so helpful for people who are browsing the website to see what books others have
Thanks for your help!