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Why This Statement Will Change The Way You Parent

Why This Statement Will Change The Way You Parent

  Have any of your children ever made a mistake?  I don’t mean an I-accidently-stepped-on-the-dog mistake.  I mean a big, nasty mistake that left intense emotional repercussions.  A fallout you had to pick up and show them how to manage.  Maybe Susie hit her brother.  Maybe Timmy excluded a friend purposefully and […]

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not what pop culture dictates.  It does not manifest itself merely as an overarching focus on detail and order.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is invasive and intrusive and excruciating to individuals who struggle with the disorder.  What I want people to understand […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

What Your Child’s Anger Really Means

What Your Child’s Anger Really Means

  Anger in a child can be baffling for a parent.  Where did it come from?  And why?  It can trigger your own anger as you see your child begin to spin out of control; lashing out at those closest without provocation or regret.  As […]

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

  We ALL feel stress.  Some of us don’t like to admit it; as if acknowledging stress means you lose some kind of human superpower.  For others, we like to own it.  We like to wrap ourselves in it like a warm blanket and, unfortunately, […]

ADHD: What It Means And How To Help

ADHD: What It Means And How To Help

  ADHD is an interesting diagnosis.  Interesting in the sense that so many of the symptoms reflect your average child.  We have to be careful before we wade into the waters of diagnosis. Please use caution before jumping to any conclusions about the mental health […]

What To Expect In Your Child’s Therapy Session

What To Expect In Your Child’s Therapy Session

The idea of sending your child, whole family or yourself to therapy can be an intimidating thought but it doesn’t have to be.  For many, scary stereotypes of therapy sessions gone horribly wrong swirl around their brain.  Troubling ideas of what therapy means keep them from crossing their emotional […]

You Set The Pace For Life

You Set The Pace For Life

  Go, go, go!  The American lifestyle beckons us to move.  Move quickly, move constantly.  Don’t stop and think.  Life is calling us.  Go! Maybe try something different.  Stop right here, right now.  Breathe in and breathe out and take a moment to contemplate how […]

We Don’t Keep Secrets

We Don’t Keep Secrets

Secrets isolate your children.  Secrets harm your children.  I was a year out of college and living in Boston when I got my first “real” job working for an agency that housed teenagers, who were aging out of the foster care system.  During my first […]

Write Away Worry

Write Away Worry

  Write away your child’s worry!  If your child is dealing with a great deal of anxiety; grab your paper and a pencil and let them start writing.  They can write about anything.  It is the act of writing that pulls the brain out of worry […]