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Child therapy

Ever had a hard time saying NO to someone you like because you don't want to upset them? Or hurt their feelings? It's easy to say no when you're mad. But what about when everything is going great? What if you don't want to “create...

Yes, children are annoying. They whine, they cry, they break stuff, they hassle you. You can't get rid of them. They treat you like you're their slave and they don't appreciate anything you do. A famous psychologist from the old days, D.W. Winnicott, even wrote a...

Attachment based therapy is a fancy way to say that the therapy you are doing is based on the premise that the way you were brought up affects the way you behave today. As I mentioned in my blog, What's Your Attachment Style, your interpersonal style...

Believe it or not, the way your parents interacted with you created your interpersonal style. In fact, it created your entire way of interacting with the world. You now have an “attachment style,” that came directly from your early relationships. The science is clear, and...

Here's the deal. Your child does not exist in a vacuum. In fact, if your child is under the age of six, they are living in a what is basically a hypnotized state of mind, and are downloading everything from “authorities” in their life without...

Whether or not you have kids, you have probably found yourself asking at one point or another, why do kids act that way? Inevitably, some behavior, of some child, at some point is a mystery. In a general sense, the answer is not all that mysterious....

Not to bring up the whole NJ-teen-who-sued-her-parents thing again, but one of the comments I saw during that crisis was, “parents aren't put on this earth to make their children happy.” And while it may be true that parents aren't put on this earth to...

In the current issue of Psychology Today, the author, Dr. Suniya Luthar, describes  what she calls, “The problem with rich kids.” These youth have everything they could ever want materially, but they also have higher rates of substance use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cheating and...

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