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May 29, 2016

For Co-Parents: The Rewards of Climbing Mount Conflict

 

Have you ever been surprised to learn that you were in a completely different conversation than your partnering parent? Same place, same, language, similar words but the recall of the conversation is completely dif...

December 2, 2015

Holidays, Loss and “New Norms”: Tips to recreate tradition

The holiday times are generally experienced as a happy time yet can be stressful for you and you children. They are enduring the same changes to what has been in the past as you are and everyone feels the loss....

October 25, 2015

Anchoring: Developing a sense of community

 

Isolation is never a good thing, in fact isolation is the enemy in most cases. If you have spent any time with me, I have likely said this to you as I believe it is so true. Divorce brings loss no doubt and can be isolating to...

October 25, 2015

Tips for increasing community anchors

 

  1. Sign the child up for activities they are interested in and make sure to attend yourself.

  2. Visit local parks, and point out to your child the features that they can remember, ie “this is the caste park, this is the park wit...

March 11, 2015

 

Move toward, not away.
When your child misbehaves, is unkind, has an attitude or simply has a moment of defiance, how do you know what do to next?
Seems simple, “you discipline them right?’ Well, yes, maybe, no, it depends.
How do we react in a way that promotes comfo...

March 1, 2015

 

Together we are working to build resiliency that will help your child navigate changes. Three vital areas of resiliency include a sense of mastery, sense of relatedness and emotional regulation skills. Do you espouse hope? Belief in your child's strength? Traits such...

March 1, 2015

 

Teenagers....... Love them. They carry a bad rap for being rebellious, impulsive, risk-takers, mouthy and emotional. Really, I say they are courageous, strong, creative and carry a desire for deep relationship. They can present a challenge though if we do not understa...

March 1, 2015

 

Fences and Gates......... Boundaries

As a parent, we all want our child to be confident, assured and exploring the world while still knowing they are safe and have a soft place to fall. Children are always scanning for safety, a developmental need, and need to be clear...

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