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Needing a Dose of Sunshine

The winter months can sometimes be difficult ones for folks who struggle with depression. The shorter days with reduced sunlight, imbalances in melatonin and seratonin, and decreased opportunities for social contact may all play a role along with our genetic … Continue reading

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Good Questions about Parenting Adolescents

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with a terrific, small group of parents and talkabout adolescent development.  Most of these parents still had young children and were trying to “prepare” for what was ahead of them.  Since I really … Continue reading

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Limit Setting with Children

We’ve all been there. We’re shopping in the grocery store or roaming the aisles of Target and we hear it.  Child whining, or maybe having a full blown tantrum.  The parent, usually mom, is trying to calm him so she … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with the Tragedy in Connecticut

We are all reeling from the scenes of the horrendous school shooting in Connecticut yesterday.  The footage of parents running to the school to look for their children, children being led from the school in single file while being escorted … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Autism is a group of developmental brain disorders called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD usually display symptoms of social impairment, communication difficulties, and repetitive behaviors. These symptoms can vary significantly from one child … Continue reading

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It’s All About Priorities

Many of us are rushing through life feeling frustrated.  We’re frustrated because we aren’t doing the things that mean the most to us. Or we’re not doing enough of the things that bring us joy and we’re doing too much … Continue reading

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Communicating with Adolescents

One of the most frequent complaints I  hear as a therapist has to do with parenting adolescents.  Parents often identify this time of a child’s life as the most difficult time to parent.  And while I understand why that’s the … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution for Parents

As we ring in the New Year I believe it is the perfect time to look at our relationships and resolve to commit our best selves to those that are most important to us. That may be our spouse, or … Continue reading

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Welcome to my blog!

Beginning today I will share with you some of what I have learned over the past 25 years working as a psychotherapist specializing in work with children and families.  We will explore topics that frequently arise in my practice, including … Continue reading

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