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

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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety and how to help yourself learn to gain control over it. 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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How to become more resiliency from Psychology Today

Webster defines Resiliency as ” the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.”  Stress often causes us to feel like we’ve been stretched, pressed or bent beyond our normal capacity .  … Continue reading

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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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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not saying, “What happened to me is okay.”  It is saying “I’m not going to let what happened to me define me or make me unhappy forever”  Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, and liberate yourself! … Continue reading

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The Worry Egg – A technique to help children transfer their worries

I am always looking for something to “do” with the children I work with.  One of the reasons Play Therapy is so helpful to children and teens is that we don’t have to “just talk”.  I will be the first … Continue reading

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Childhood behavioral disorders

Have you ever wondered what is “normal” vs. what isn’t when it comes to the children you care for?  This is is a power point presentation (made into a short video) which I conducted for a group of foster parents. … Continue reading

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