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Why attending school is still so important.

Our world is changing.  How many times a week do we hear that?  How many times a day might one hear it.  Over the years, and even while my own boys were growing up and in school, I started noticing … Continue reading

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How to help your child do their own homework.

Feeling stuck trying to get your child to do their homework?  Many parents face this nightly problem so don’t feel alone.  Sometimes just thinking of those six words “it’s time to do your homework” often cause parents to shutter in … Continue reading

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When your concerned about your child’s mental health.

Sometimes as parents, we don’t always know when our child needs help that as a parent, they may not can give them.  Are you a parent who is concerned that it might be time to seek counseling for a child? … Continue reading

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July- Make a difference in a child’s life Month

The month of July is Make a Difference in a Child’s Life Continue reading

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Rewards that really mean something for your child

Rewards can sometimes help change behavior in a child if not used long term. Validation and time are often the best rewards. Continue reading

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What I recommend to parents dealing with difficult behaviors in their children:

Parent’s often come to me with problems getting their children to stop a behavior, or help getting them to to simply behave.  As many times as I’ve recommended the following program,  I should be being paid by Dr. Phehan LOL. But I’m … Continue reading

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Turn food fights into fun dinner nights!

Originally posted on Creative Insight Psychotherapy:
Have a child who can be a picky eater or slow to try new things? Check out this game idea to stop the fights at the dinner table. I have 2 young children who…

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It’s only a few weeks into the summer and your already hearing “I’m bored!” from your kids!

You know I’m a big advocate of play. I ran across this today when looking for things parents can do with kids over the summer. I know lots of this isn’t new to most parents but sometimes reminders help to … Continue reading

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Child Psychology Facts Teachers Have to Read – re posted from The Thrive Life

This article written by a very good colleague of mine and excellent counselor, helps to understand that the  knowledge that ALL behavior both from children and adults is totally goal directed and the most crucial aspect for changing negative behavior.  … Continue reading

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Are you role modeling safety for your children?

We live in a transparent world these days. You can probably see most everything your neighbor, family and friends are doing these day’s simply by opening up any of your social media accounts. “On the way to work”, “at the gym”, “graduation night”, pictures of the grandchild visiting, or your vacation shots as your on vacation, and so on and so on. All your activity online for your “friends” to see. We’ve all been warned of the dangers about sharing personal information and knowing who your “friends” online really are. Yet, do we really head those warnings? Continue reading

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