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Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Signs, Effects, and Healing: Narcissistic Parents

  When we’re young, parents shape our entire world. We learn from them, look up to them, are loved by them and, at times, may feel hurt by them.  As a child, it’s impossible to see parents for who they really are – normal people who have fears, anxieties and sometimes, mental health issues. They struggle to provide the best life they can for their children, but not all parents are emotionally able to provide the love and support children need for healthy development. This is true in the case of narcissistic parents.  ...

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Why Experts Are Wary of “13 Reasons Why”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Experts Are Wary of “13 Reasons Why”

If you are a fan of Netflix, you’ve probably seen or heard about the popular series “13 Reasons Why.” But did you know that the show has been subject to a high amount of criticism from psychologists and therapists since its release in March 2017? The criticism comes from a diverse range of experts in the mental health field. Articles outlining concerns have been published by: Psychology Today, Newsweek, Medscape, CBS, nprED, The Huffington Post and more. Parents and teachers around the country are also concerned about 13 Reasons...

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Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Protecting Yourself Against Domestic Violence

  What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is physical, sexual or emotional assault performed by one person in a relationship against the other partner. Typically the partners live together, which makes the situation more difficult to escape from. Domestic violence occurs all over the world and can affect people of any age, race, gender or sexual orientation. The range and forms of domestic abuse vary. Some relationships involve only verbal and emotional abuse, while others involve extreme physical or sexual assault. Any form of...

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Moving Past Divorce

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Moving Past Divorce

Ending a marriage can be both devastating and life changing. Long after the final papers have been signed, we can continue to experience feelings or loneliness, anger, sadness, and frustration. However, just as we might tell a “heart-broken” teenager, “life goes on,” it is important to remind ourselves of the same thing. Learning to heal and move past the divorce is a process of forgiveness and acceptance. Acknowledge your feelings Accepting and facing your feelings is the first step to moving on. The marriage is over, but it’s likely that...

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Disciplining Your Child Without Spanking

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Disciplining Your Child Without Spanking

Learning to discipline your child and teach good decision-making skills is one of the most important tasks of parenting. While discipline is necessary in order for children to learn self-control and the consequences of poor choices, how they are disciplined is important to the development of their self- esteem and self-confidence. As they grow, develop and learn, they make mistakes and need some form of guidance. Parents have different methods of guiding their children and teaching them rules and responsibility, but not everyone agrees how...

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Six Rules Every First Time Parent Needs to Follow

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Six Rules Every First Time Parent Needs to Follow

If you are a first time parent, or about to be one, you’re probably experiencing what every other first time parent experiences: pure panic. It’s completely normal to have anxiety about how parenthood will change you and your partner’s lives. It will affect your relationships, finances, social lives, physical health, mental health and more. Take a deep breath. Even though parenting is one of the greatest challenges you will ever face, it is also the most rewarding. The transition to parenthood will be tough, but if you...

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How Much is too Much Screen Time for Kids?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How Much is too Much Screen Time for Kids?

In the digital age, children use technology from infancy. Movies, video games, books, maps, music, social media, even schoolwork – all are convenient and accessible by simply focusing on the unnatural glow of a digital screen. Many parents scramble to keep up with the ever-growing technological boom; they buy family plans for smart phones, download apps for monitoring their child’s online activities and provide educational video games. It’s made life easier; a child’s entertainment and education is now one finger-tap away....

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Back to School for Children with ADD/ADHD

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Back to School for Children with ADD/ADHD

Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) can be challenging – particularly once school begins. For these parents, a new school year often means meeting with teachers, monitoring homework, encouraging good study habits and establishing new routines. As a parent, you want your child to have a successful school year. Below are some strategies and resources to help make that happen. Daily Routine Strategies • Structured, consistent routines greatly benefit children, especially those...

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Supporting LGBT Youth

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Supporting LGBT Youth

How parents treat a child who identifies as LGBT will affect the rest of the child’s life. For parents who lack sufficient knowledge on the subject, it can be difficult to know how to support a LGBT child or adolescent. When a youth comes out as LGBT, (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender), there are a diverse range of reactions families can have. Some may not be surprised, some may be pleased and proud, while others may be concerned, shocked, angry, or hateful toward their child. Some families disown members who are LGBT and refuse...

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What PTSD Means for Adults

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

What PTSD Means for Adults

Currently there are about 8 million Americans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 10 % of women and 4 % of men in the U.S. will experience PTSD in their life times. This disorder can range in severity and duration. Treatment and recovery require specialized care from therapists, psychologists and doctors. PTSD occurs after someone has experienced a traumatic and terrifying physical or emotional event. Anyone can experience PTSD for a variety of reasons. Women and men who have...

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