PWS Tip of the Week: A new year doesn’t have to mean a new you

Especially for our Latham staff, families and friends, and greater PWS Community:

It can be very challenging to see and hear about all of the resolutions people have made for the new year. If you are just getting by, just making it through the day, that is OK. Give yourself permission to just keep going, without the added pressure of having to be better than you already are. You are good enough right now, and if you get through every day, then you are already a success! Be kind to yourself. These are hard times and what you are doing and giving is enoughHappy New Year!


Patrice Carroll, LICSW, is world-renowned for her Prader-Willi syndrome expertise. As Director of PWS Services at Latham Centers, she works with Latham students and residents and their families, as well as experts in the field, teaching and learning PWS best practices. Patrice also serves on the IPWSO (International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation) Caregivers Board, and she co-chairs the PWSA | USA Professional Providers Advisory Board. If you have PWS-related questions, we invite you to email


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