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Parenting

What is Attachment Theory?
January 17, 2023

John Bowlby, a British psychologist, was the first to develop the concept of attachment theory. He described attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings”. His primary interest was in understanding the bond between children and their primary...

When Parents Should Seek Therapy
January 17, 2023

Parents are likely to seek therapy for the obvious reasons of their child experiencing difficulties at home and school. Therapy is often a last resort after many ideas are applied. In the busyness of life, we all grow up...

The Impact of Separation and Divorce on Children
October 12, 2022

Separation and divorce is rarely easy for anyone involved, but it can be especially difficult for children regardless of age. Relationships end between couples all over the world, however, the United States has been labeled as the “leader” in...

Effects of Medicating ADHD in Children
October 12, 2022

According to some pharmacies, antidepressants for teenagers have risen 38% from 2015 to 2019 (while adult prescriptions only rose 12% during that same period). As that study was pre-pandemic, the results now are expected to be dramatically higher. Many...

6 Pre-Marriage Questions Every Parent Should Share With Their Engaged Child
September 22, 2022

A 6-Minute Read As the weather starts changing here in Georgia, it is more than fall you’re noticing in the air. It’s time for wedding season. That’s right! September and October are on record as the second and first...

How to Have Productive Discussions (Not Arguments!) with Your Child
July 25, 2022

Every parent has been there: You start with what seems like a simple request or question, and then, suddenly, you are in a screaming match with your child. How did it escalate to this? First and foremost, remember who...

Summer Slump
July 25, 2022

We are halfway through summer break. Are you starting to notice that your child has gone from being happy to be out of school and loving life to becoming more of a bored zombie around the house? Structure may...

Why Your Kids Don’t Want to Talk to You
July 25, 2022

In this line of work, we often hear frustrations from parents regarding what their kids are and are not doing. A common one is typically something along the lines of, “I can tell something is wrong, but they won’t...

12 Tips for Building Better Relationships with Your Children
July 12, 2022

Set aside time weekly to spend time engaging in an activity that your child enjoys. Praise positive behavior that your child exhibits. Research has shown that positive reinforcement can positively improve a child’s social skills and behaviors. Give compliments...

Good Question!
May 9, 2022

I’ve been asked many questions as a counselor before I start seeing somebody. Recently I spoke with a mom who asked some great questions and inspired me to think more about what may be some good questions to ask...