Connecting With Your School Age Child

Understanding school-age children: the basics At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes trying to understand the rules of life, learning about manners, values and what’s right and wrong, and finding role models like teachers and other trusted grown-ups. At the same time, your child’s brain is developing rapidly, bringing increased Read More…

Anxiety and Your Teen

Anxiety disorders in teenagers are serious mental health problems. An anxiety disorder affects how a young person thinks, feels and behaves. It’s important to seek professional help if you see any of the warning signs of anxiety disorders in your child. Normal anxiety, anxiety problems and anxiety disorders in teenagers Most normal anxiety is short-lived Read More…

Sibling fighting: what you need to know

‘Who said you could wear my clothes?’ ‘Get out of my room!’ ‘You’ve been on the computer for hours!’ It’s normal for teenage siblings to fight over all sorts of things. Teenage siblings argue just as much as younger children, but they tend to fight about different things. They might also use different and more Read More…

Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

Learn the Signs of Depression in Teens and How You Can Help Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always easy to differentiate between depression and normal teenage growing pains. But teen Read More…

A Silent Cry for Help: Understanding Self-harm

I watched the middle-aged waitress at the restaurant assist her customers with their orders, awaiting my turn. I had seen her there many times, but she usually wore long sleeves.  Today she had on a tee-shirt. I noticed her arms were fully tattooed.  I began to study the tattoos and saw that below the vivid Read More…

Why Play Therapy?

Play Therapy is a deeply respectful, heartful and effective form of counseling and psychotherapy for children from 3-16 years old.  It is a humanistic Play Therapy modality that provides wonderful opportunities for early intervention with children. Play Therapy fosters the child’s innate potential and encourages the unique development and emotional growth of the child. In Read More…

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