Do you have children? If so, do they struggle with tasks that involve sustained attention or organizational skills? Do they complete their homework, but then forget to turn it in at school? Does your child get into trouble at school for talking too much, daydreaming or constantly getting out of his/her seat?
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.”- Jane Blaustone As a therapist I have observed and worked with many families who have been through separations and divorce. This process is never easy for the adults or the children involved, and can disrupt what was once a “normal” family […]
Do you know anyone who would say they are not stressed? I can honestly say I do not know any one person who does not have stress in at least one life area. Stress can be good when it helps us finish a project, master a new skill or rescue someone in danger. But prolonged […]
Thanksgiving has just passed, and now I am counting the days until Christmas. I love Christmas, because I love giving (and getting) gifts. I love lit trees, delicious treats, and family traditions that have been celebrated and passed down for thirty plus years. And, yet, as I am getting older, I have come to love Thanksgiving […]
Adoption can be a wonderful gift to all those involved. However, creating a new forever home for a child, may also come with some unexpected stressors. Many people do not consider the negative aspects of adoptions when they are hoping to grow their family. There are 7 core issues of adoptions that all families should […]
One of the most important ways for parents to connect with their children is through play. According to a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “free and unstructured play” is both “healthy” and “essential” for the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children. Play has been found to reduce stress and anxiety in […]
Tom Robbins wrote in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues that “to specialize is to brush one tooth.” I think that he meant that if you narrowly focus on one thing to the exclusion of all others, you can’t possibly do that one thing well as you have missed out on everything else in the process. […]