All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy
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All About Parent Child Interaction Therapy

What is PCIT?Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a positive, direct, and intensive therapy that helps both parents and children work on their parent-child relationship. What are the stages in PCIT?There are a few stages to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The first stage is to gather information about the client’s behaviors and the parent-child relationship. This is…

Toddler Travel Toy Ideas – Screen-Free!
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Toddler Travel Toy Ideas – Screen-Free!

Like many families, we are gearing up for summer travel with kids. The parents we work with often ask for toy recommendations. Here are some recommendations from our therapists, for fun and portable toddler toys. These are easy for car and plane rides and great to use while on vacation! ⁠🚙✈️🚊⁠ ⁠My Quiet Book – …

6 Benefits of Summer Counseling for Kids
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6 Benefits of Summer Counseling for Kids

With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, and temperatures soaring into the 90’s, many of us are excited to begin an enjoyable summer. We at Connections CFC find that parents debate about continuing or beginning counseling services during the summer months.  Vacations, camps, and holidays can interrupt regular therapy participation, leading to consideration of terminating…

Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!
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Summer Fun: Break from Boredom!

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Much anticipation is brewing as summer is quickly approaching.  Kids are ready to be done with school and vow that the summer is going to be so much fun! After about one week, who has heard their child say, “I’m bored”.  What does boredom do?  Creates a recipe for a child…

You’re Not A Bad Parent
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You’re Not A Bad Parent

By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Have you ever been in the grocery store and your precious, sweet, kindhearted child decides they want cereal and they make sure everyone in the store knows it?  In fact, the child may have the same exact cereal at home already, but instead of remembering, recognizing, and understanding this, they go…

Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Stress
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Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Stress

Helping Infants and Preschoolers Cope With Medical Procedures, Illness, and Hospitalization Almost all children will experience medical procedures (e.g. lumbar puncture, injection) during childhood and some experience related medical stress. Most receive at least 10 preventive injections by age 5 5 million children undergo treatment or diagnostic medical procedures yearly More than 2 million children…