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7 Top Tips for Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

As parents and caregivers, we have a primary instinct to protect our children from psychological and physical harm. When traumatic events arise—from school shootings to natural disasters—we often feel overwhelmed by confusion, anger, grief, numbness, and sadness. As the shock wears off, we want to have the skills to tend to our children with the …

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The 3 Big Questions Kids Navigate During Adolescence

When you ask people to recall their preteen and teen years, a consistent pattern emerges. Alongside positive memories, they remember trying to fit in, exclusion, and friendship changes. They share uncomfortable stories and feelings of insecurity. And this rings true for adolescents today. A UCLA study of 6,000 sixth-graders found that two-thirds changed friendships during …

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10 Years of Familius

Familius is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year! Read along to learn what our founder and CEO Christopher Robbins has to say about the last 10 years and our goals for the next 10 years. Goals and Coaches Familius’s goal is to help you have a happy family. We like the goal. We want …

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A Celebration of Valentine’s Day for Blended Families

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate all kinds of love. While popular culture makes us believe that Valentine’s Day is only for love-struck couples, it’s a day of love, and that love can be for anyone—it doesn’t have to be just about romantic love. Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to have fun with …

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Tips and Tools for Bringing Healthy Relationships into Your Life

Ready to date? Wanting connection? Feeling lonely from the isolation of the pandemic? Whether you’re ready to begin dating virtually or in person, dating can bring up a bit of anxiety. On the other hand, dating—when done with a positive mindset and healthy dating skills—can improve your mood and even improve your overall mental health! …

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Understanding and Healing from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Do you feel blue as winter approaches? Do you struggle with wintertime sluggishness and feelings of depression? Does the change of seasons have a noticeably depressive effect on you or a loved one? If so, seasonal effective disorder—often termed SAD—might be the culprit. As with any mental health issue, exploring and understanding the root causes …

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