Posts Tagged: Conflict Resolution

De-escalating Situations with a Child

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Do you have a child that is constantly “Acting out” or participating in “undesirable behaviors”? What if there is secondary gain involved? How can I tell the difference between if a child needs more attention or if there is something else behind the behavior? Every interaction we have with our children sends messages about their […]

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Be the Change You Want to See In Your Communication

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A common issue that I encounter in my work as a counselor is communication problems. Most of the time we think of communication problems being exclusive to couples or marital counseling, but the reality is communication problems can be a factor in all manner of concerns. Having difficulty communicating can be a contributing factor of […]

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How to Balance Connection & Boundaries During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be filled with rich and joyous moments full of connection. The holiday season can also be filled with stress and overworking, trying to connect with family and friends and feeling overwhelmed and burdened in the process. Both experiences are common and navigating your holiday season to find a balance between connection […]

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Why Your Kids Should Be Allowed To Tell You No Sometimes

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One of the skills I end up having to teach almost all the kids I work with, no matter their presenting problem, is assertiveness. An anxious child may be too afraid to express how they feel and be passive in uncomfortable situations. A child with big emotions may also feel afraid to express how they […]

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