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Improving Self-Esteem in Children and Adolescents

The way we feel about ourselves has a huge impact on the way we treat ourselves and others, and on the kinds of choices we make.  Many parents question how to help raise their children’s self esteem. Parents can model healthy self esteem by their own words and actions Parents can sincerely praise their children [...]

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Parenting after Divorce

Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce and some of these involve children. While the end of a committed relationship is extremely hard on the adults involved, the children are also at times devastated by their parents splitting. What parents can do to increase the chance that their children will emerge the least harmed [...]

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How do I stop bullying?

Bullying seems to be a continued word that is being talked about, especially now that school is back in full swing.  Bullying is any unwanted or aggressive, repeated behavior where there is an imbalance of power between two or more individuals.  For children and adolescents, bullying happens more frequently in areas where there is less [...]

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Childhood obesity impacts families

Childhood obesity is a major concern impacting many families today. Most children today are not engaging in the recommended one hour of physical activity each day, and the majority of food companies target children with poor quality food filled with added sugar, unhealthy fats, and chemicals. In addition to lack of exercise and an excess [...]

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Top 10 Things for your Kids when they say “I’m Bored” this summer

Create Fun Lists in Four Categories  – Cut them apart and put in envelopes.  Depending on the situation, put the ideas from the envelope, into a hat and have your childpick one to do. Indoor ideas by yourself (e.g. play solitaire, juggle three balloons, draw) Indoor ideas with others (e.g. play charades, play “guess what’s [...]

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Ten New Thoughts about Childhood Obesity

Parents can often be heard saying, “I just want my child to be happy and healthy.” While there are so many factors that go into those loaded terms, weight is not one that is often openly discussed. People are often uncomfortable talking about weight. And, historically, people have often believed a popular myth that children [...]

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Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Family, Friends and Co-Workers

When you hear the word Boundaries, what comes to mind? Is it a fence around a house? Is it the limit of what you will allow your children to do? Is it the emotional distance you keep from others? These are all definitions of boundaries. Emotional boundaries are personal property lines that mark what is [...]

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Mom, I lost my brain and other campfire tales: The Back to School Adventure

By Jackie Block, MFT It was a dark and stormy night… no, not really, but it felt that way as we prepared for the back to school adventure. For some it’s a breeze and for others it is a nightmare. There are ways to make it more likely that it is a breeze rather than [...]

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Helping Kids and Teens Return to School And Succeed Academically

By Sarah Arnold, PsyD It happens every year at this time. Parents and kids across the country are getting ready for the start of the school year once again. There are certain key practices that will make life easier for everyone in the family when it comes to managing schoolwork. Generally speaking, families can start [...]

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