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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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Adolescents
What Teens Want Parents to Understand, #1 of 3, #3321

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

As teens are going through many changes, they sometimes assume that parents “don'’t get it” or “just don'’t ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #5 of 5, #3318

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #3 of 5, #3316

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #2 of 5, #3315

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #1 of 5, #3314

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

Positive Parenting of Strong-Willed Children, #4 of 5, #3317

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

Strong-willed children are wonderfully creative, innovative and steadfast. For all their wonderment, strong-willed ...

The Push/Pull of Adolescence, #2 of 2, #3320

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adolescence is often been described as a second toddlerhood. Parents of adolescents often express to me the dichotomy ...

The Push/Pull of Adolescence, #1 of 2, #3319

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Adolescence is often been described as a second toddlerhood. Parents of adolescents often express to me the dichotomy ...

Nurturing Your Child's Relationship With God, #3 of 3, #3304

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each developmental phase carries with it particular tasks and ways of thinking that provide the groundwork for us to ...

Nurturing Your Child's Relationship With God, #2 of 3, #3303

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each developmental phase carries with it particular tasks and ways of thinking that provide the groundwork for us to ...

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