Adolescents

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Golden Rule for Cyberspace

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

Most of our teens know how to work with technology but few realize how technology works. As parents and educators who ...

Building Confidence and Values in Children

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Parents struggle often between knowing how to build confidence in their children and at the same time guide the ...

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 ...

Transitions

Linda Hillary M.S., NCC, LPC

A new school year... Returning to school may not be so "carefree."

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 ...

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Broadcasts

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

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, #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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