Posts Tagged: Parenting

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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Transitions: How to Cope With Change and Set Realistic Expectations and Cope With Transition

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Change is inevitable, in fact they say that the only thing in life that is constant is change. If we pay attention, we can see that even in nature things are constantly changing. The seasons change, the tide changes, and climate changes. Change can be a difficult reality to accept but we have learned that […]

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When “Perfect” Isn’t Good

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Are you wondering, “Why is my child so easily stressed/overwhelmed?” “Why is my child so easily frustrated?” or “Is my child struggling with perfectionism?” If you ask these questions, there is a reasonable chance your child may struggle with perfectionism. According to the Center for Parenting Education, children with perfectionism put a large amount of […]

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5 Social Skills that Every Kid Needs to Master Part III

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We’ve come to our final two social skills that every kid needs to master. While there are more than just 5 social skills, these five are foundational for all others that develop over time. #4 Recognizing Feelings in Others and Showing Empathy It’s very difficult to connect with anyone if we don’t recognize and acknowledge […]

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The Importance of Superheroes in Play

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Superheroes have always been around but lately it seems they have increased in the movies and television, so it would be only natural that our children are interested. Entering fantasy play can allow kids to unburden themselves and have insight into their own realities. It can also allow children to explore their limits or unhealthy […]

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Helping Your Middle Schooler Be Safe in a Technological World

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Middle school is a time in your child’s life where they will embark in curiosity like never before. Middle schoolers are constantly growing, changing, and exploring; and in 2020, times are different, as most interactions with each other are done through some type of electronic device. So as a parent, guardian, mentor, and teacher it […]

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Suicide Prevention

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Suicide is an epidemic that has been impacting our nation and community. It’s important to take some time to touch on this difficult topic. A big part of this is learning to be intentional about noticing things in your children and feeling comfortable having conversations with them about these things. It often feels difficult or […]

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Embracing the Changes, Challenges, and the New

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Summer is gone, and by this time of the year your kids are settling into the new school year.  A new school year can bring about a variety of emotions for your student and for you as a parent. Especially in the big transition years. One of the hardest for both parents and their child […]

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If You Are on The Fence About Counseling…

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Since becoming a counselor, it has continued to surprise me how many misconceptions there are out there about counseling and mental health care. In fact, one of the very first clients I ever had asked me if he had to lay down on a couch during sessions. I suppose it didn’t help matters any that […]

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