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Articles about family dynamics and parenting.

10 Questions to ask your Mom this Weekend!

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Go Ask Your Mom! While flowers and great food are wonderful ways to celebrate Mother’s Day or any weekend, what many of us want the most is to feel connected, valued and appreciated.  It is fun and interesting  to raise new topics for conversation and also a great way to maintain close connection. These questions to […]

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How to Stop Being Defensive (Even when you feel attacked)

How to Stop Being Defensive (Even When You Feel Attacked) You intended to have a loving, respectful conversation with your partner. Instead you ended up arguing again. Do you wonder why this happens? One likely explanation is that you’re becoming defensive without even realizing it.  The good news is that this is a teachable skill.  You […]

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What a Troll Can Teach Us About Fear

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“You are lucky it wasn’t the heart!” Princess Elsa nearly kills her younger sister with her magical powers as they are playing together making snowmen and sliding down magical mountains of ice in the movie Frozen (2013, Walt Disney Animation Studios). It is then that the audience meets Pappie, the Troll King. The parents go to […]

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12 Warning Signs that Your Child Has ADHD

Health Experts Know that ADHD is a Very Common Condition Behavioral health clinicians say that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most common behavioral disorder that starts during childhood. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 4.4 million children aged 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD […]

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Speaking Up about Depression in High School: Silent Isn’t Better

 By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Helen Spencer In a recent NY Times Op-ed, two high school students discussed the censorship they faced when they tried to publish an article in their school’s newspaper. The article featured real stories of their classmates’ struggles with depression and other mental health issues, but the school principal feared that the […]

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How to Stop Arguing: A Formula that Really Works!

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It is Possible to Learn How to Stop Arguing.  Read on for a step-by-step guide. None of us want to be fighting with our loved ones, yet it doesn’t take much to find ourselves immersed in an argument we can’t get out of. We have a long list of things we’d much rather be doing, yet once […]

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Conscious Uncoupling from a Therapist’s Perspective

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A better alternative to long-term commitment? Gwyneth Paltrow used the term, “conscious uncoupling” to describe her separation, and it has become one of the hottest phrases in pop-psychology ever since. I was excited to be interviewed for this article on conscious uncoupling in the Pittsburg Gazette. As a couples therapist I spend much of my […]

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Still Face Experiment

What we can learn from a cute baby and her mom Dr. Sue Johnson has devoted her career to applying the contributions of Attachment Theory to adults.  In this video, Dr. Edward Tronick, a developmental psychologist and researcher from the University of Massachusetts illustrates the “still face experiment”.  This is video is difficult to watch […]

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Getting your parents off your back: 5 Tips for teenagers

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  5 Tips for teenagers to get their parents off their back Take your time in bringing things up.  Your parents love you and want to hear what’s going on in your life, but if you start the conversation with too much attitude you’re going to lose their attention quickly.  There are a lot of […]

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