5 Ways Dads can still connect with their Daughters

5 Ways Dads can connect with their Daughters

Family | Parenting

Dads, hear me when I say this, your daughter still needs and wants a relationship with you. I know it may be hard to see, especially as your daughter hits adolescence. It may seem as she gains more independence; she wants to be around her friends more than home with dad or mom. You may […]

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A Parent's Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

A Parent’s Guide to Teens, Drugs & Alcohol Use

Family | Mental Health | Parenting

I receive hundreds of questions about how parents should react to their teenager who is using drugs and alcohol. Some of these parent’s are in denial about the issue, some concerned about how it will effect them long term, and some are even worried about addiction. There are also parents who cannot believe their son/daughter […]

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According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th grade. NIMH also states that the prevalence of developing anxiety in a lifetime is over 28%.

A Parent’s Guide To Teen Anxiety

Anxiety | Family | Parenting

Whether they deserve it or not, teenagers have a reputation for being moody, belligerent and oftentimes downright difficult. These same behaviors can also be signs your teenager may be struggling with anxiety. According to the National institute on Mental Health (NIMH) the average age of onset for anxiety is 11 years old, or around 5th […]

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Parenting Young Men Is Not For Wimps

Family | Parenting | Relationships

At any given time, on any given day, the topic of parenting teenage boys dominates my private practice. Parent’s emotions range from victory to defeat. The fact remains, parenting teenage boys is not an easy task, nor for the faint of heart. Here are some basic strategies you can adopt to help survive “The Teenage […]

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Parenting Summer time

7 Parenting Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Family | Parenting

Summer with our children can be and feel LONG. We get many parents who are looking for something for their children to do when they aren’t at camps or on a summer family vacation. Following these tips will make parenting in the dog days of summer a bit easier. It will also provide your child […]

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When college isn't in the cards

When College Isn’t In The Cards

Family | Parenting

“YOU WANT TO DO WHAT?!”          –7 alternatives when college isn’t an option.             …a guide for parents of recent high school graduates I have had many parents’ ask me how they should deal with a child who just doesn’t want to go to college, is feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of handling a college […]

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