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Helping Kids to Regulate Emotions

Let’s get one thing clear: Parenting is hard.  Parenting is really, really hard! I am a parent of two wonderful, energetic, curious, and sometimes mischievous kids.  My little ones are five and eight years old and watching them grow and develop is a true joy.  Even therapists’ children have meltdowns, blows ups, power struggles, and…

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Five Things Even Great Parents Get Wrong

I start almost every parenting blog with the statement “parenting is hard; really really hard”, and that’s because every time I sit down to reflect on parenting issues, that is literally the first thought that pops into my mind.  I am a professional licensed counselor, and I too mess this parenting thing up… often…. maybe…

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Five tips to improve your relationship with your child and reduce outbursts.

Our primary job as parents is to teach our children healthy habits of self-discipline and self-regulation.  I wholeheartedly believe the most successful way to do this is by connecting to our children in a calm, safe, attuned, and curious manner.  When children feel safe, they have the freedom to explore, take risks and develop in…

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