Finding the Balance: Screen Time Tips for Summer Fun with Kids

Finding the Balance: Screen Time Tips for Summer Fun with Kids

Hey there, fellow parents! As summer rolls around, so does the eternal struggle of managing screen time with our kiddos. With those endless days of freedom stretching out ahead, it’s tempting to let them dive headfirst into the digital world. But fear not! Finding that sweet spot between tech time and outdoor adventures is totally…

The Self-Care of Counseling for Parents
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The Self-Care of Counseling for Parents

Being a parent is one of life’s most rewarding roles. But it can also be extremely challenging! All parents could benefit from extra support sometimes. Counseling is a great way for parents to get that help. Here are some reasons it’s important for parents to receive individual counseling: 1. Gain coping skills. Parenting can be…

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…

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 – …

INTENTIONAL PARENTING: HOW DO I GET THERE?
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INTENTIONAL PARENTING: HOW DO I GET THERE?

Have you ever wondered, “what is the right way to raise my children?” Or, “what is the best strategy for when my child has a tantrum?” “When should I ignore or when is it time to take action?”   Without a doubt at some point we have all questioned our ability as parents. Being good…

5 Practical Tips for Helping Your Child Develop Emotional Intelligence
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5 Practical Tips for Helping Your Child Develop Emotional Intelligence

Most parents want to be sure their child has cognitive intelligence that’s on par with whatever might be appropriate for their age group. But emotional intelligence can be just as important. Emotional intelligence in a child refers to how they express their emotions—and how aware they are of those emotions.  It also refers to how…

Dealing with an Explosive Kid? – How You Can Approach Anger Management
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Dealing with an Explosive Kid? – How You Can Approach Anger Management

It’s normal for kids to get angry from time to time. We all do, and we shouldn’t expect anything different from our children.  Sometimes, acting out just makes sense when you’re angry. That’s especially true for a child who may not be able to fully express their anger in other ways but with “explosive” actions. …

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…