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What NOT To Say Around Your Kid

What NOT To Say Around Your Kid We are humans, we make mistakes, and we slip up, and sometimes curse under our breath or even loudly in front of our children. Don’t beat yourself up, it happens to many of us. However, start being mindful. I had a parent tell me she slipped up ONE time and used the ‘F’...[ read more ]

To The Mother Of A Daughter With An Eating Disorder

To The Mother Of A Daughter With An Eating Disorder You remember holding your child, kissing her, cuddling her, whispering, ‘I love you.’ You remember her running through the grass, laughing, with a constant smile on her face. You remember what it used to be like before ED came into her life. Writing this I am almost tempted to say...[ read more ]

The One Question To Ask Your Kid

The One Question To Ask Your Kid Maybe your child is showing signs of depression. Maybe they are struggling to find meaning in their life, feel bogged down with school work and school drama, and ultimately just feel sort of empty inside. Please know how common this is. The majority of my teenagers are struggling with their identity and their...[ read more ]

My Favorite Coping Skills for Dysregulated Children

My Favorite Coping Skills for Dysregulated Children As a therapist, I am frequently working with children who are emotionally dysregulated. This means, I see a lot of behavioral issues, difficulties containing behaviors, emotions, and reacting instead of responding to difficult situations. My favorite example is when a parent makes a grilled cheese sandwich when the child really wanted turkey and...[ read more ]

“My Daughter Won’t Eat!”

“My Daughter Won’t Eat!” So, its dinner time and you’ve been logging away hours at the stove preparing what you thought was your daughter’s favorite meal; mashed potatoes, steak, and green beans. She has always loved this meal. Ever since she was very young, her favorite food has been mashed potatoes. But this night is different, just like most of...[ read more ]

How To Tell Your Child You Are Dating Again

How To Tell Your Child You Are Dating Again Already you are going through a difficult time. Maybe you are recently divorced or broken up or maybe it’s been a while since any relationship took place. Either way, you may or may not already be experiencing some difficult times of your own. However, you are finally in a place where...[ read more ]

How To Stop A Tantrum In Seconds

How To Stop A Tantrum In Seconds So, Johnny is having a meltdown again. You made him a grilled cheese when he really wanted a turkey sandwich. He is screaming, crying, and there he goes, on to the floor, thrashing himself around. Johnny has meltdowns often. In fact, he’s averaging about two meltdowns a day, not including acting out at...[ read more ]

How to Relax in 5 Easy Steps (For Parents)

How to Relax in 5 Easy Steps (For Parents) You are super mom or dad, you feel like you are constantly running around, saving your kids world, one laundry basket at a time. You are helping with homework, making dinner, putting out fires, and trying to also spend quality time with them on a daily basis. Hard, right? Sometimes we...[ read more ]

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents I’d say the majority of client’s I work with have divorced parents. Its not uncommon for me to have both parents in the room at the same time, during therapy, not speaking a word to one another, barely making eye contact, and making it obvious there is a lack of communication and serious tension. Don’t...[ read more ]

Child Perfectionism

Child Perfectionism Maybe your child falls under this category of child perfectionism. Maybe they need to have ‘things a certain way’, don’t do well with a change in schedule, and have racing thoughts and worries. Don’t go worrying yourself, this is actually more common than you may think. The majority of kids that I work with are dealing with some...[ read more ]

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