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April 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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Anything You Can Do I Can Do BETTER: Praise and Sense of Self in Children

April 3, 2015 07:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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It is a well-known fact that parenting does not come with a manual of standard procedure (which would indeed be helpful) and at times, various topics arise which make parents second-guess themselves. Recently, the topic of praise and narcissism has been at the forefront of social media and sensationalized pop-culture blogs. However, what is missing is an expert opinion on the matter based upon a combination of empiricism and years of experience with hundreds, even thousands of children. [More]

December 20, 2014
by Brenda Snyder, LCSW

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A Holiday Survival Guide

December 20, 2014 07:55 by Brenda Snyder, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Sometimes the very times that are SUPPOSED to make us the happiest evoke exactly the opposite. Anxiety and negative anticipation can virtually ruin your experience before it even gets here. As the leaves burn into their bright reds and golds, the taste of Fall’s fresh apple cider often turns to bitter vinegar in the stomachs of those who turn the calendar page and realize that the dreaded holiday season is soon upon us. [More]

December 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Focus on Family During the Holidays?

December 18, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us, especially those of us who have family members and friends who we want to see and spend time with on a regular basis. That being said, there are a lot of things that we have to get done over the holiday season, and sometimes, we lose focus on what we should be focusing on during this time of year. We get so caught up in the excitement and the "doing" that we forget about the people that we love and want to be around on a regular basis. [More]

November 27, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Help a Child Through Divorce?

November 27, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Divorce is one of those things that many of us don't like to talk about, but many of us have been touched by it in one way or another. Divorce is a difficult thing for everyone that is involved, but it affects children a lot. Children need security in their lives, especially if they are young, so if something rocks their world it becomes that much harder for them to deal with. So, in this blog post, we're going to explore how divorce specifically affects children and what you can do in order to help your child get through the divorce. [More]

November 8, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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To Spank or Not to Spank – Is that Really the Question?

November 8, 2014 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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Punishment is sometimes necessary as it serves to stop behavior that is inappropriate. It is very important for parents to keep in mind that punishment is only a part of the overall teaching of discipline. Discipline requires a two-pronged approach. Stop the inappropriate behavior and reward the appropriate behavior. FB- What is your view on spanking as part of discipline? C. Wayne Winkle explores some of the views held by parents on this controversial issue. [More]

October 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Explaining Mental Illness to Children

October 29, 2014 10:40 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Sometimes, someone in our family or one of our family friends may have a mental health issue, and there are children in the family who may not understand what is going on. That means that family members may have to take the time to talk to children about the effects of mental illness and how they are to treat the person that they are related to. FB- Talking to your kids about mental illness might seem just as intimidating as talking to them about the birds and the bees, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips for an easier conversation. [More]