Family Life Stories

Parenting in Uncertain Times

Amidst any societal disruption, parents play the lead role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. As a nurse and family counselor—and a mother—I know how overwhelming it can be to calm,...

Work With Lynne

Lynne Griffin RN, MEd is a content expert on health, education, parenting, and mental health. She’s been interviewed as an expert for numerous national and regional television and radio outlets and for print publications such as, Parents, Salon, Redbook, Good...

Freelance Writing | Content Marketing

Freelance Writing | Content Marketing Lynne Griffin RN, MEd is a content expert on health, education, parenting, and mental health. She's been interviewed as an expert for numerous national and regional television and radio outlets and for print publications such...

Grief After Suicide—Profound loss with complicated feelings

Grief After Suicide—Profound loss with complicated feelings

The primary focus of my work with schools is to equip teachers, parents, and teens with the tools to support emotional well-being and to detect risk factors and warning signs related to mental health issues before a suicide attempt occurs. Unfortunately, as we're...

Strategies for Stress-Free Evenings at Home

Strategies for Stress-Free Evenings at Home

Excerpt from an article in ADDitude magazine. To avoid parent-child power struggles, make fewer verbal demands. Instead of telling your child what to do (which is often perceived as nagging), use a nonverbal cue. “Children with ADHD may lock into certain behaviors and...

Top Secret Strategies for Negotiating with Your Kids

Top Secret Strategies for Negotiating with Your Kids

Excerpt from Parenting magazine article. While life often feels like an assembly line of yes-no's, a healthier approach may revolve less around imposing your will and more around a business-centric tactic: negotiating. What's that, you say? Doesn't negotiating mean...