Communication is key for any relationship to flourish, however, the communication between parent and child is especially important as children often feel as though the adults in their lives aren't really listening to them. When children don't feel heard, they begin to resort to other methods to gain attention.. such as opposition, defiance, or exhibiting … Continue reading How To Better Communicate With Your Children
Guest Blog Post Written By Emma N. Arnoff, LCSW Are they eating enough? Are they eating too much? What is that rash? When should they be walking? Where should they sleep? How do I discipline them? Am I doing this right? Did I miss something? Will I ever figure this out? As a mother of twin boys, … Continue reading How To Overcome Information Overload: Top Tools To Parent With Confidence
Guest blog post written by Tiffany Teamer, LCSW When my eldest daughter started Kindergarten, I was preoccupied by irrational thoughts of following the school bus the 1.2 miles from my home to my child’s school to be sure she gets there safely. I’d then imagine myself hiding in the bushes, wearing those plastic incognito glasses … Continue reading How To Help Your Anxious Child
Guest blog post written by Elise Derevjanik, LMHC Since May is Mental Health Awareness month, lets talk about postpartum mood disorders! About 1 in 7 women will experience a postpartum mood disorder, commonly referred to as Postpartum Depression (PPD), after giving birth. PPD is the most common complication for women who have just had a … Continue reading Postpartum Mental Health
This past weekend I spent some time filling out Mother's Day cards for my closest mommy friends and although what I wrote in each card was individually unique and special, there were some common themes. In each card, I referenced being in consistent amazement at all that these women do as well as referenced what … Continue reading A Note To All Moms..
One of my friends recently asked, "Can you write a post about how to not leave my spouse and children to be a gypsy and live a carefree life?" She was joking of course (and is quite honestly one of the most amazing mothers I have the privilege of knowing) but all joking aside, her question is … Continue reading How To Handle Marriage, Parenting, A Career, A Social Life.. And Still Function Like A Human
Most people look forward to the holidays. The excitement of family traditions, the anticipated time off, and the feeling of happiness in the air all make this time of year feel so magical…..unless you have kids who are going to be off for a week (or longer) from school! Then this time of year may … Continue reading How To Survive Holiday Break With Children: 5 Tips For Parents To Keep Their Sanity And Reduce Stress!
It saddens me that the reason for this post is largely due to the recent tragedy this week in Las Vegas, Nevada where many lost their lives in a senseless act of violence. As I reflect on this, my mind immediately goes to my clients, who are mostly children. Although I do not practice in … Continue reading How To Help Your Child During Times of National Tragedy