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Healing Attachment Wounds

Healing Attachments Attachment—the critical bond that develops between baby and primary caregivers–is one of the most important aspects of infancy and early childhood. The nature and quality of our earliest attachments tends to affect all our relationships, “from cradle to grave.” When circumstances such as adoption, illness, financial stress, loss, or lack of family support

The Impact of Structure on Kids

Why do kids need structure? It’s simple really. 1) Sense of security and safety: Children need structure to ensure their physical and emotional safety, which is a key instinct for anyone. Environments that are unstructured can negatively affect a child’s development 2) Learning! Learning is a part of life, no matter what age or stage

Cyber Bullying, What You Need to Know

Cyber Bullying New technologies, such as cell phones, social networking sites, and instant messaging have been embraced by pre teens, teens, and young adults at a rapid pace. These technologies can be used for good use such as staying in contact with friends and family, as well as providing entertainment and news. However, some technological

If Your Child Has Symptoms Of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Then You Need To Know This…

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Is your child or teen acting defiant? We all know, it is not unusual for children to defy authority every now and then. It is common for children to go through the “terrible twos” or “threenager” stage. Adolescents in their early teens may also go through this as many things are changing

self-esteem in children

What to Look For in Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Your child’s self-esteem matters Healthy self-esteem is essential for everyone, especially children. Let’s be real, it takes a lot of confidence to be a kid. With it being starting a new school or trying out for the soccer team- being a kid can be difficult. This is one reason why self-esteem is so important. For

The Impact of Divorce on Children

The impact of divorce on children introduces a massive change into the life of a boy or girl no matter what the age. Witnessing loss of love between parents, having parents break their marriage  commitment, adjusting to going back and forth between two different households, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other,

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that has helped a variety of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. It was developed by Dr. Francine Shaprio, who made a chance observation that eye moments can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions. No

Self-Harm in Children

In today’s society, it is really hard growing up. Our children today, have to compete against not only everyone in their school, but now with social media the way it is, they also need to compete with every other child all over the country on these platforms. Ugh! What pressure it is to look like

Bringing Home Baby

When I was expecting my first child last summer, I did all the typical preparing most parents would do. I read books, had an app on my phone to tell me how my baby was developing, documented the progress of my growing belly, took my prenatal vitamins, ate healthy, exercised, put the baby’s room together,

Bullying: In the Classroom and In the Workplace

Unfortunately, bullying can happen in more than schools, and impacts both children and adults. Bullying is often about an imbalance of power; one individual or group has more power while the targeted person often has far less. And in both children and adults, bullying often takes the shape of threats, aggressive behavior, exclusion, spreading rumors,

Family Time: How to peacefully spend time with your family

It’s summer and a lot of us are spending time with family at BBQ’s, reunions, summer vacations, and for holidays. Let’s be honest. There’s at least one family member that drives us crazy! They may have beliefs we don’t agree with, they may want to talk about topics we don’t have any interest in, or

October, National Bullying Prevention Month

Did you know that October has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month?  Now is the time to talk with your child about bullying and behaviors she or he might be experiencing or witnessing.  Bullying can be physical, emotional, verbal, in person, online, even via texting.  Rather than asking how their day was when they come

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