February 1, 2019

Teaching your children how to manage their stimulation is an investment in their brain, their relationships and in their future. Kids are inundated with hectic schedules and constant stimulation from their phones, games, and iPad.

Mental health therapists know that it i...

January 31, 2019

Teaching your children how to manage their stimulation is an investment in their brain, their relationships and in their future. Kids are inundated with hectic schedules and constant stimulation from their phones, games, and iPad.

Mental health therapists know that it i...

August 1, 2018

It is tough to be a parent. My clients who come in for guidance frequently need reassurance that they are utilizing the right techniques with their children. They ask if they should spank, or if time outs really work. They of course are looking for the quickest formula...

July 2, 2018

In today's world parents need to be a lot more alert and savvy to keep their child safe. it is no wonder that they come into the office with a dilemma that they want to run by a professional because they feel polarized about it. After talking about how special their ch...

May 1, 2018

When I talk to parents about raising their children, they express fear that the culture and peers seem to have too much of an impact over them. But, they can influence their child by role modeling healthy thoughts and behaviors, teach them how to react to the outside w...

March 31, 2018

 Parents can have common misperceptions about parenting.  By the time they make it into my office they are discouraged about their role as a parent. They usually subscribe to some myths that keep them in a state of confusion. 

Myth #1:  You need to be a friend...

March 1, 2018

Parenting is a thankless job. My clients who come in for guidance, frequently need reassurance that they are utilizing the right techniques with their children. They tell me that they wished there was a formula for healthy parenting. They ask if they should spank, or i...

February 6, 2018

Kids are so impressionable but parents DO have great influence on their children. Researcher show that children hear many more negative comments then positive comments in their upbringing.  Didn’t you chronically hear “don’t do that,” “watch out, “and “be careful.“ Und...

December 4, 2017

Parenting is not easy and if there was one thing that I could instill in you as a Family Therapist it would be to really believe in yourself and have confidence in your child rearing abilities. We know this job is tough but if you parent with conviction and stay true t...

November 1, 2017

Kids are aware of everything even if they don't understand what is going on around them. It is such an awesome responsibility to take care of your child and be such a good influence. Attachment is at the heart of your relationship with your child so it is especially im...

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Most parents find themselves ill-equipped for their new role as advocates for their child during the first Individual Education Plan/Program (IEP). Th...

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