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Does My Child Need Therapy?

By Laura Walls I have people ask me all the time, “How do I know when I need to call a therapist for my child?” That is a great question. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish between typical changes of childhood and changes to be concerned about. Children go through a lot of stages [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does My Child Need Therapy?

How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

by Jonathan Pishner The self-help industry has been booming for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Every year, largely thanks to the internet, more and more self-help material is being produced. Books, blogs, video channels, covering every topic from fighting depression to losing weight to stopping smoking. And some of them are [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on How to Actually Benefit from Self-Help Books (and Blogs)

Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

By: Jonathan Pishner Everywhere I go, I see groups of people out, scanning with their phones, looking for Pokemon. It's absolutely incredible how quickly this game has exploded. One of the most amazing things this game has created is the opportunity to connect with others, in an age where we often don't connect well. People [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Pokemon Go: a Rare Chance for Parents to Connect with Gamer Kids

What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

by Jonathan Pishner What if there are certain people who “aren't allowed” to have anxiety? What would happen if they struggled with constant stress and couldn't tell anyone? Having to keep anxiety a secret can be very painful. When you think of someone suffering from anxiety, it's easy to picture a certain type of person. [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on What To Do When You’re Not Allowed to Have Anxiety

How Family and Friends Can Help with Trauma

By Jonathan Pishner   It's a very hard thing to watch a loved one go through the pain of a traumatic experience. Sometimes these experiences are shared, and sometimes one member of a family experiences the event. Either way, one of the most important roles of family and friends is to help and support those [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on How Family and Friends Can Help with Trauma

You Don’t Have to Fight Back

By Laura Walls Teenagers have a very special way of getting under parents' skin. Unlike any other time in their lives, teenagers are developing a need to find their own way. This often involves arguing, arguing and more arguing. That same child who would listen to a rule you have had in your house since [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Fight Back

4 Simple Actions You Can Use to Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress (and any other kind of stress)

By Jonathan Pishner One of the major problems with trauma is that treating it yourself can be difficult. It's not usually like frustration or work stress, where you might be able to make a small life change or read a simple self-help book and get a lot of benefit. Getting over really bad events in [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on 4 Simple Actions You Can Use to Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress (and any other kind of stress)

3 tips for telling your spouse about anger

By Jonathan Pishner A common statement about anger in a love relationship is that "you have to talk about it." That is very true, but I would like to clarify that statement: "Don't talk about your anger while you're still angry." The more common that anger and resentment are in your relationship, the more true [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Anger, Couples|Comments Off on 3 tips for telling your spouse about anger

Making Divorce Easier On Young Children

By Laura Walls Sadly, marriages end and what follows can be extremely trying. Parents wonder about how the divorce will influence their children. While children are very resilient, a divorce is a major change and children will feel the effects of that. Parents have a huge amount of power over how the divorce is handled [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Parenting|Comments Off on Making Divorce Easier On Young Children

Treat your spouse better than a stranger

By Jonathan Pishner Yes, the title is written correctly. You should treat your spouse better than a stranger. Obvious, right? On the surface, everyone would agree to this. But in practice, it doesn't always turn out that way. When you have been in a relationship for a long time, you eventually become very comfortable with [...]

By | January 24th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Treat your spouse better than a stranger