Summer Break In Manhattan

New York City children, teens and adolescents are accustomed to intense schedules and structure (perhaps more than what is ideal), so now how do you fill their days when school has ended for the year? Playdates, summer camp and other activities keeps them connected to peers and may even help them make new friends. All good. What about quality parent time as a way to connect or reconnect with your children? Parents, spend some easy, relaxed time with your kids now -- because you can -- without all the frenetic pressure of activities and homework. Kids get tired of fretting about performing at school too, so give them a break. Find some visual happiness and delight at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art -- guaranteed to please most. Here is an itinerary of current exhibits at the Met and if you browse the site you will find online things to do together with your kids. Hint: Teens love Van Gogh, and don't forget about toddler story time. Looking at beautiful things from fashion to art tends to cheer people up. Enjoy!

Kimberly Seelbrede is a New York City Psychotherapist, Consultant, EMDR Therapist and Life Coach who specializes in an integrative approach to psychotherapy and coaching, working with adults, adolescents and couples. Kimberly is trained to collaborate with you in developing the insight, self-awareness and coping skills to address many concerns including: relationship, marital difficulties and interpersonal issues, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessions, phobias, self-esteem, self-harm, ADD/ADHD, social difficulties, adolescent challenges, underachievement, perfectionism, identity and sexuality concerns, addictions, compulsions, PTSD, trauma, transitions, bereavement/loss, performance problems, life balance, stress reduction, self-care, purpose, spirituality, recovery support and meditation and mindfulness training. Kimberly specializes in working with high-profile, creative and talented individuals as well as issues unique to successful women. Please email to arrange a consultation in her Manhattan office or inquire about remote/distance sessions using Skype.

Kimberly completed her graduate studies at New York University and has advanced post-graduate psychotherapy certificates from New York University in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and has also received advanced EMDRIA approved EMDR training for trauma resolution as well as specialized training in Brainspotting, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT Therapy,  Mindfulness, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and studied Life Coaching with ILCT. In her work with couples, she applies the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy EFT and her relationship training from The Gottman Institute. If you’re a social media enthusiast, you can find Kim Seelbrede on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin,Google+, Instagram and Pinterest