Category Archives: child mental health
Building Self-Esteem in Kids
One of the most frequent concerns I hear from parents is that their children struggle with low self esteem. We ‘re all worried that our kids don’t feel good enough about themselves. It seems to me that this is a … Continue reading
Parenting Through Separation and Divorce
One of the most difficult times to parent is when one is experiencing a breakup of the parental relationship. Parenting requires such physical and emotional energy and when a parent is depleted of both, due to their own emotional turmoil, grief, … Continue reading
The Parenting Toolbox
Do you ever wish that you had a toolbox that you could reach into and find just the right tool to handle a particular issue as a parent? Most of us have wished kids came with a set of instructions. … Continue reading
Sometimes we just need to switch things up a bit!
Welcome to my new website! You may notice a few changes. First of all, I have combined my blog and website into this one site. It’s now possible to follow my blog and access information about my psychotherapy practice all … Continue reading
An Introduction to my Practice -Video
My First Video: An introduction to my Practice
Limit Setting with Children, Part 2
Last week I shared my favorite limit setting technique: Acknowledge the feeling Communicate the Limit Target an alternative I believe it is an excellent beginning to setting appropriate limits with kids of all ages. Over the last couple of decades … Continue reading
Limit Setting with Children
We’ve all been there. We’re shopping in the grocery store or roaming the aisles of Target and we hear it. Child whining, or maybe having a full blown tantrum. The parent, usually mom, is trying to calm him so she … Continue reading
Helping Children Cope with the Tragedy in Connecticut
We are all reeling from the scenes of the horrendous school shooting in Connecticut yesterday. The footage of parents running to the school to look for their children, children being led from the school in single file while being escorted … Continue reading
Where have all the parents gone?
Occasionally I get on a soapbox. Most often it is about one of two topics, either fathers that have jumped ship all together or parents who allow their kids to run the family. The latter is on my mind today, … Continue reading
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a group of developmental brain disorders called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD usually display symptoms of social impairment, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. These symptoms can vary significantly from one child … Continue reading
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