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The Fear Surrounding Getting Your Child Help

The Fear Surrounding Getting Your Child Help “Why are you waiting to get your child help?” “What are you worried will happen if you bring your teen to counseling?" These are questions I have asked hundreds of parents calling me or sitting in my office. Yet, when my husband and I were faced [...]

By | 2018-07-12T16:14:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Child Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on The Fear Surrounding Getting Your Child Help

Why You Should BE a Bad Mom

Why You Should BE a Bad Mom Recently, throngs of women have flocked to theaters to watch the movie Bad Moms. I will admit I was one of them. As I sat in the theater filled with moms, I was struck by the fact that, not only were these women here to laugh, [...]

By | 2018-07-12T17:46:49+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Child Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on Why You Should BE a Bad Mom

The One Word that Could Ruin Your Child’s Health

The One Word that Could Ruin Your Child's Health We hear a lot about dieting and, if we’re hearing it, our kids are hearing it, too. Just like us, what they’re hearing is mostly negative. In our culture, the word diet has come to imply something’s wrong with us—we are fat, or unattractive [...]

By | 2018-07-12T17:49:07+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Child Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on The One Word that Could Ruin Your Child’s Health

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum Anxiety Postpartum anxiety is different from fearful parenting, and it’s important to distinguish between them. Fearful parenting is, in part, taking your personal fears and concerns about a dangerous world and bringing them into your interactions with your children. It’s also letting worry around your child’s safety cause you to become over-controlling,or [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:05:30+00:00 July 11th, 2016|anxiety, Parenting, Postpartum|Comments Off on Postpartum Anxiety

The Fearful Parent

Anxious or Fearful Parenting Sometimes it feels like not a week goes by where you don’t hear about a mass killing, a child eaten by an alligator, a teen killed in an auto accident, a college freshman killing themselves because of overwhelming stress or an adolescent starving themselves to reach that perfect weight [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:08:11+00:00 June 29th, 2016|anxiety, Parenting|Comments Off on The Fearful Parent

A Family Guide for Starting College

A Different Kind of 'College Prep' As your family gets ready to send your college freshman off to school in the fall, the summer can quickly become filled with all the preparations leading up to that. Your teen may be spending her summer with peers, while dreaming of the fall and the start [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:09:41+00:00 June 16th, 2016|College, Parenting|Comments Off on A Family Guide for Starting College

Breaking through Your Child’s Anxiety

Breaking through Your Child’s Anxiety One of the more challenging aspects of parenting is figuring out what your child is trying to say. Sure, most children are pretty direct when they talk, but it’s often their actions that can take a little bit of decoding. That’s because, in general, kids don’t have the [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:14:26+00:00 January 11th, 2016|anxiety, Child Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on Breaking through Your Child’s Anxiety

10 Signs of College Admission Anxiety and How to Help Your Child

10 Signs of College Admission Anxiety and How to Help Your Child As the deadline for college application due dates quickly approaches, many high school seniors find themselves experiencing heightened levels of anxiety.  Parents might notice their senior seems slightly more moody or distracted as they focus on their college applications and wait [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:15:43+00:00 October 6th, 2015|anxiety, Parenting|Comments Off on 10 Signs of College Admission Anxiety and How to Help Your Child

Two Ways to Prepare Your Preschooler for College

Two Ways to Prepare Your Preschooler for College As the school year begins, many parents around the country are asking the questions: “How I can best prepare my child to start school?” “Is my child ready to start kindergarten?” “Will my child know how to handle the peer pressure of middle school?” Or, [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:16:50+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Child Counseling, Parenting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Ways to Prepare Your Preschooler for College

Talking to Kids about The Charleston Church Massacre

The church massacre in Charleston South Carolina has many parents and adults wondering how to talk to their children about acts of hatred and violence.  As adults, we are often left feeling helpless to address the core questions that the children around us are asking. This is because we too feel vulnerable and without [...]

By | 2018-07-12T18:18:21+00:00 June 25th, 2015|anxiety, Child Counseling, Parenting|Comments Off on Talking to Kids about The Charleston Church Massacre