“Act like a cop? What?!” I can see your confusion now. Does that mean I’m supposed to be tough on my kids? Should I be watching them carefully? Treating them like a criminal? Don’t worry – I’m not talking about any of these things. When I tell you to act like a cop, I’m talking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When your child is feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed, relaxing their body is one of the most helpful things you can do. When someone’s emotions are extremely high, their body acts differently than it does when they’re feeling calm. Muscles become tense, which can cause aches, pains, and headaches. Heart rate speeds up. Breathing becomes […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If your child has symptoms of anxiety, I’m sure you want to help them in every way possible, but it can be hard to know what to do. If your child has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), you are probably feeling even more confused and overwhelmed. (Wondering if your child has GAD? Click […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Everyone worries at times, including kids. Many kids and teens worry about topics such as school, athletic performance, or their health. Sometimes worries are more significant than this, and they cause problems for the child. This is based on the amount of time worrying and the effects of the worrying on school, their behavior, and […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Check out this graph: See how it’s a very straight line? The line consistently moves in one direction, never deviating from its path. When thinking about change, people want to think of it like that graph: continuous and gradual movement upwards. I notice this in the process of therapy. When people begin therapy, they often […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There have been so many articles about technology and kids in the news recently. 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Kids Under 12 has been shared all over Facebook. There was also a rebuttal to that article, called 10 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Give My Kids Handheld Devices. Coincidentally, I just read a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This post is part of a series about divorce and kids. Catch up on Part 1: Beginning the Process and Part 2: Telling Your Child about the Divorce. For the third post in this series, I’m sharing fifteen tips for how to handle the period after the divorce, when you, your ex, and your kids are […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
This post is part of a series on divorce and kids. Catch up on this series by reading the first post in this series, Part 1: Before the Divorce, here. For the second post in this series, I’m sharing eight tips to utilize when you are ready to tell your kids about your divorce. This is […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Making the decision to get a divorce is tough. Making the decision to divorce with kids is even tougher. This is the first post in a series about how to help your child when you and your partner decide to divorce. In this post, I’m sharing seven steps for how to handle the pre-divorce period: […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.