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How many times have you tried to ask your child about their day, and received one word or a grunt as a response? It can sometimes be like pulling teeth to get children or teens to actually engage in a conversation with you. This can be so frustrating for parents who really want to connect and engage […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s that time of the year again. Everyone’s wearing new clothes and carrying organized backpacks and brand new school supplies. Some are even excited to go to school and see friends and meet teachers. Then comes the inevitable moment where the newness wears off and school doesn’t look quite as fun or exciting. “I can’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Before reading this post, you may want to read my last post, The 8 Red Flags of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder in Kids and Teens. If you’re wondering if your child has ADHD, read that post and consider taking them to a psychologist for an evaluation. If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Take a moment and think back to your childhood. What did you do for fun? When you had free time? When you truly enjoyed yourself and lost track of time? You may have enjoyed playing pretend – playing house, playing school, or playing cars. You may have loved to roughhouse with your siblings, play catch […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
It’s officially summer! Here in the Houston area, this is the first full week of summer for most school-age kids and teens. It’s such a fun time of year – I love seeing everyone feeling proud of themselves for finishing another year, and feeling happy, relaxed and ready enjoy the summer. However, after the initial […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This post is the second post in a series on fixed vs. growth mindsets. Click here to catch up and see what the difference is between a fixed and a growth mindset. So you think your child may approach the world with more of a fixed mindset than a growth mindset. Don’t worry – this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
To begin, I’m going to ask you a few questions. Today’s topic applies to every age, including kids, teenagers, and adults, so feel free to ask yourself and your child these questions. Do you believe your traits, such as intelligence or talent, are pretty much set in stone and unchangeable? Do you believe that talent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I work with a lot of teenagers and adolescents. Because of this, I also work with a lot of teens’ and adolescents’ parents. The teenage years can be great in so many ways, but they can also be really tough. Many parents feel helpless when their child is struggling. Teens often withdraw from their parents […]Continue Reading... No Comments.