Category: Parenting

What to do when therapy doesn’t work

Sometimes psychotherapy just doesn’t help, in spite of a cooperative child, supportive family, and a competent professional. This is a very frustrating situation, not only for the family seeking help but also for the therapist.  We’d all like to think … Continue reading

Why volunteering is good for the heart

In a society that tends to focus so much on ‘me’, I struggle at times to teach my children the importance of hard work, being grateful and giving back.  Don’t get me wrong, they are polite, mind their manners (most … Continue reading

My five bottom line thoughts to combat childhood obesity

Did you know President Obama proclaimed September 2013 as the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? During this month, the goal is to build on the momentum and strengthen the trend toward healthier lifestyles for our children and families. The Activities … Continue reading

I’m the invisible kid in the family

“I’m the invisible one in the family,” muttered thirteen-year-old Chelsea when asked to describe herself. I had been working with Chelsea’s parents for quite some time, focusing on their younger son who had severe disabilities. We had been making good … Continue reading

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