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The summer months are moments away – are you excited? Panicked? A combination of both? We’re talking to licensed family therapist Dr. Joannie DeBrito. In this go-to summer survival guide, we’re talking about: 

5:24 How getting your kids outdoors has more benefits than I may think 

12:10 What activities can I do with my kids to help get them off screens? 

15:30 Making the most out of the summer as a working parent 

19:07 How we can incorporate quiet time back into our kids’ lives? 

25:04 Helping our teens recalibrate their sleep schedules 

28:15 How we can help protect our kids from mental health issues 

29:45 Smoothing out the summer in the midst of the challenges of having a blended family 

Dr. Joannie DeBrito a licensed family therapist who works with Focus on the Family, specializing in youth and young adult mental health. She’s been working in this field for more than 30 years. 

Find her articles on the Focus on the Family parenting blog

Read her “Ask Dr. Joannie” column for grandparents at Legacy Coalition

My reading list for kids and teens – one of many free resources at HappyHomeUniversity.com 

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