How to Raise Financially Smart Kids?

Tuesday, May and I had the privilege of being invited to hear a New York Times columnist and author, Ron Lieber, speak about his book, The Opposite of Spoiled Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. Ron was a very engaging speaker and highly endorsed a game with cards that was developed by our local community foundation, … Read More

Affluenza

The word today is affluenza . the unhealthy and unwelcome psychological and social effects of affluence regarded especially as a widespread societal problem: such asa :  feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people <Even so, psychologists are slowly recognizing that great riches are sometimes accompanied by a wealth of crippling emotional and psychological fears. … Read More

Breakfast at Edventure

Louise and May attended Edventure Childrens Museum’s annual impact breakfast event this morning early… brrr, for South Carolina. Matthew Martin, Regional Executive for the Charlotte Federal Reserve Bank, talked about the “human capital” part of the economy… our segment of the economy! Some of the most important parts of his speech were: *20-40% of students don’t finish high school and … Read More

Travel with May and Louise to Virginia Boarding Schools

This past week were in Virginia visiting boarding schools. We spent our first day touring Chatham Hall and Virginia Episcopal School. When we got to Chatham, the girls were in an assembly doing a presentation on world health for their Leaders in Residence Program. This year, Ashley Judd will be educating the girls on world health. She is very active … Read More

What is the Most Precious Gift We Can Give Our Children?

Kids need our unconditional love and unwavering support AND the freedom to try, fail, and pick themselves up!  In the end, resilience and self-confidence develop when our kids experience hardship, anxiety, and difficulty. Then learn they can move beyond it. Helicopter parenting, along with increased academic expectations, have created some of the most anxious kids we have ever seen. I recently … Read More

Medical Marijuana in Psychiatry

There is a big experiment going on inside the United States right now regarding medical marijuana.  I find it interesting that they did not talk about the established medical benefit of marijuana reducing nausea in cancer patients?  However, the slide show/article below is focused on the psychiatric pros and cons of the legal use of marijuana by the medical community. … Read More

Calo Conference: Day 1

Louise is at the CALO conference for trauma and attachment this week. The post below is from Alex Stavros, owner of CALO. At The Price Group we know through our own experiences with families that adopted adolescents can struggle more than their adopted same age peers with the coming of age process. Why?  Partly because there is natural separation/differentiation from parents … Read More

Free Time and Structured Time

We can totally relate to this idea of needing “free spirit” time.  We think anyone who is a “P” (Perceptive) on the Myers Briggs understands the need to have unstructured, free spirit time.  If you are a “P” your brain does not function in the same way that someone who is a “J” (judging) functions.  There are  times when we need to let our brain flow … Read More

College Campuses and Non Stranger Rapes

At the recommendation of one of our educational consulting colleagues, I just finished reading Missoula: Rape and The Justice System in a College Town, by John Krakauer. I rarely read non fiction books except those that are directly related to mental health issues, dealing with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, attachment, and/or addiction. However, this book was very well written and … Read More

Family Involvement in Wilderness

Many years back, approximately 10 years ago, wilderness therapy was perceived by most professionals and families as a “necessary stop” before a therapeutic school, for students who exhibited a defiant attitude and were into as we say “sex, drugs, and rock and roll”. Now we know that wilderness programs can be designed as well for anxious students, students on the … Read More