SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions
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SPACE: Empowering Parents to Nourish Anxious Childhood Emotions

Childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are common mental health challenges that affect many young minds. As parents, we play a pivotal role in supporting our children through these difficult emotions and helping them build resilience. SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is an evidence-based, parent-focused treatment that helps caregivers with the tools to…

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…

How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family
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How Marriage Counseling Can Help You Meet the Needs of Your Blended Family

Your son is ignoring you while your daughter is angry. What do you do? In a typical family, this would not be an easy question. However, you and your partner are part of a blended family. One, in which, both of you bring together children from previous relationships into a new family. This can be an exciting and…

Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them
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Does Your Kid Have Grit? – 5 Essential Characteristics and Why They Need Them

When you hear the word “grit,” what comes to mind?  Now, think of it in terms of people—specifically, children. You’ll probably associate it with being tough or having the ability to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.  There is a lot of talk surrounding kids these days, and their lack of grit. In essence,…

Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It
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Family Play Time: Why It’s Important & How to Do It

As adults, we might not think much about “playing,” or its importance. For a child, however, playing is a natural form of communication, learning, and growing.  While your child can get a lot out of playing on their own or with friends, family play time is just as important for a variety of reasons.  Unfortunately,…

Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach
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Correcting Children’s Behavior: A Positive Parenting Approach

As a parent do you ever feel as though you are constantly telling your child what not to do?  “Don’t run in the house,” “Stop fighting with your brother,” or “I said to clean your room already, why aren’t you listening to me?” If these statements or something similar to these statements resonate with how…

S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles
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S.O.S Summer Sibling Rivalry – 5 Tips to Taming the Squabbles

Do you feel like you are constantly having to break up arguments over the silliest things?  Are you constantly trying to balance who gets what toy, or who gets to pick the next movie to avoid another fight?  Summer is here which means more time at home and more time for siblings to be around…

Addressing Behavioral Issues with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – How It Works
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Addressing Behavioral Issues with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) – How It Works

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) was created to improve the relationship you have with your child. It uses child-directed interaction couple with coaching to teach different parenting techniques. PCIT also helps to reduce any problematic behavioral issues you might be facing with your child. As a result, your relationship with your child/children and the entire family…

Using Praise To Improve Behavior
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Using Praise To Improve Behavior

Praising Your Child By Kelly Guidry, LPC-S Have you ever gotten feedback to the tune of “good job”, “great work”, or “awesome”?  Did you think to yourself, good job for what? Great work at what? Awesome for what? All too often we are quick to dish out generic compliments, and by all means there isn’t…

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…