Parenting

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Children
Pick your Battles: Peer and Parent Pressure

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Peer pressure is real, and parents receive few tips on how to manage themselves and their children in the peer ...

"The Talk"

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

The mere thought of having "the talk" about sexuality with their children often makes parents shudder and ...

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 resilient ...

Preparing for the School Year

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Families enjoy the change summer schedules bring. It seems families adjust to the summer schedule then quickly find ...

Bullying in Preschool? Yes, Preschool!

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Bullying is not just a problem for the older child. Preschoolers also experience bullying both as the victim and the ...

The Excitement and Challenge of Beginning School

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

Beginning school can be exciting and challenging for children and parents alike. In this article, Christine Vander ...

Everyone is Welcome!

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

Schools are working very hard to address the growing problem of bullying through teacher trainings, student education, ...

Controlling the Chaos

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

For stepfamilies, the stress of the holiday season can be compounded. With patience and grace, the holiday season can ...

How to Talk about Trauma and Loss with Children

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This article gives tips and insight for adults in explaining trauma and loss to children. Important points and ...

If We Always Encourage Kids, Aren’t We Raising Weaklings?

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Describes how, when and why to encourage children. Some parents are concerned that too much self esteem can ruin a ...

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Broadcasts

Adolescents
Ministering to a Grieving Child, #6 of 6, #3400

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

ike adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #5 of 6, #3399

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

Like adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #4 of 6, #3398

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

Like adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #3 of 6, #3397

Like adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #2 of 6, #3396

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

Like adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Ministering to a Grieving Child, #1 of 6, #3395

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

Like adults, children grieve when faced with loss or significant change. However, children sometimes do not have words ...

Moms' To Do List, #3 of 3, #3377

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. In this three part series, ...

Moms' To Do List, #2 of 3, #3376

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

Moms' To Do List, #1 of 3, #3375

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

Moms are good at taking care of their loved ones but often do not take time for themselves. This article offers ...

ADHD and Homework: It Can Work! #3 of 3, #3361

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

Children with ADHD have a tremendous amount of potential. ADHD is not a limitation nor a predictor of school ...

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