Archives for August, 2012

Boundaries

Does Your Toddler Tweet? Protecting Young Kids on the Internet

Did you know that more than half of kids aged six to nine now use some kind of children’s social network? Or that 47 percent talk to their friends on the Internet? And that 14 percent are on Facebook in spite of the fact that they are underage? To top off these startling revelations of a new study is the distressing news that 58 percent of parents admit they are in...
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Anxiety

Top 10 Tips for Back to School

We hope that you are one of the lucky parents whose kids can't wait to go back to school. Unfortunately, millions of kids have a hard time going back--for many different reasons.

Some are starting kindergarten and just plain scared of the unknown. Others (over million kids in America) are heading off to a new school where they lack friends or familiarity.

Even larger numbers already know what they don't like about school. They've been...
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Empathy

Harnessing the Power of Awe to Change Your Life

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. They to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed."  ~ Albert Einstein

Do you feel that time is rushing by and you never have enough of it? Do you struggle to get a good night's sleep? Do you suffer from...
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Communication

Be Happy, Moms and Dads, Your Teen is Arguing with You!

"Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart."  -C. S. Lewis

A family arrived in my counseling office for their first session. Dad looked nervous, Mom looked relieved and the two teenage kids looked like they had just walked into a morgue. Both parents complained of being driven crazy by the constant bickering that went on between the four of them. Did this mean that they had...
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