Parenting in the Middle of an Uncertain Back-to-School Season

Parenting in the Middle of an Uncertain Back-to-School Season

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, Ph.D., LCMHC, LMFT Life has been filled with uncertainty since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this back-to-school season seems to bring more uncertainties and questions than ever before for children and families. If you’re...
Connecting with Your Teen this Summer (In the Middle of All Their Screen Time and Friend Time!)

Connecting with Your Teen this Summer (In the Middle of All Their Screen Time and Friend Time!)

By Guest Blogger, Christine Murray, Ph.D., LCMHC, LMFT As a mom to one pre-teen and one teenager, I often find myself thinking that I’ve only got a certain number of summers left with my boys before they head off to college. Although this thought can make me sad, it...
Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray* During pre-COVID times, screen time was scarce in my family. We watched TV a couple times a week for a family movie night or for time to relax on a rare night when we didn’t have an extracurricular activity or other outing scheduled....
How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LCMHC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative in the UNCG Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships Last month, I got to go somewhere that I never even could have dreamed would be possible when I was a...