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Myths About Sexual Abuse

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

As familiar as we may all think we are with the existence and impact of sexual abuse, there is nothing that...

Encouraging the Growth Mindset in Children

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Parents naturally want the best for their children and can be instrumental in helping their children become...

Overcoming Self-sabotaging Behaviors

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

While we are all capable of self-sabotage, some individuals are more vulnerable to self-defeating behavior. It is...

Your Behavior is Not Acceptable but YOU I Love

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Separating the deed from the doer: It is tempting to label a child or adult by their behavior. Bad behavior is...

Just Love Them

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Our children are not perfect, and neither are we. Sometimes their behavior may leave us scratching our heads or...

Perfectionism and the Parent-Child Relationship

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

In the parent-child relationship, perfectionism sets up unrealistic standards of behavior and performance for the...

When We Apologize

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Apologies are so easily thrown out that it becomes difficult to known when they are genuine. Brenda defines a few...

Fight for Your Right

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

We own our feelings, thoughts and behaviors. We do not own the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of others. But what...

The Model Parent

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

How do you define success as a parent? Is it a child who reads before kindergarten? A teenager who got into an Ivy...

EQ: What Emotional Intelligence Is and How to Develop It

Carrissa Pannuzzo, M.A., LMFT-T, LPC-T

Emotional intelligence is integral to mental and relational health. Understanding emotions, their impact on...

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