Friday Wrap Up for June 19, 2014

Better late than never, I hope you all enjoy your weekend and this week’s Friday wrap up!

One Time Through’s Character Series: I love this elementary teacher and mother’s approach to teaching kids about good character. A is for Adventurous, B is for Behaved, and C is for Confident is just the beginning of this charming series.

Transition Jars by Play Dr. Mom shares some creative and fun ways to help kids transition out of the play therapy room. What an awesome idea! Read More

When and How To Make a Change

When people come to me for counseling, we focus on making internal changes, as well as environmental changes, to improve mental health and quality of life. For example, a child who is bringing home poor grades and described as not paying attention may need to sit away from their friends or get glasses... [Read more]

Communication Tips for Divorced/Separated Parents

 In my work as a therapist, I find co-parenting to be one of the most difficult challenges for many divorced and separated parents. Whether the relationship ended in conflict or agreement, raising a child separately can prove to be highly stressful. Whether communication is difficult for parents or... [Read more]

Back to School Posts and Handout

Today is a big day for kids and parents in my small part of the world-school has started! I’ve written many posts over the years that are applicable this time of year and linked them below. Another important factor in a child’s success is informing their new teachers about their special... [Read more]

Helping Transitions for Kids Go A Little Smoother

At one time or another, most parents, child care workers, therapists, teachers, and so on, have experienced the challenges of getting a child to transition from one activity to another. Depending on the child’s personality type or special needs, the difficulty level can vary from one child to... [Read more]

Friday Wrap Up: Website for interns, picture books on feelings, business conference for therapists, and more!

Featured Website: Growing Interns A fabulous (and fairly new) website created to help mental health interns find an internship site and supervisor. This site offers a great start for those just beginning in the field. [Read more]  Read More →

Common Concerns of Children, Teens, and Parents (that I hear in therapy)

As a child and family therapist, I listen to people’s deepest worries and problems almost every day. While no two individuals or circumstances are exactly the same, there are patterns I hear from the various age groups of clients. Below are the most common concerns of children, teens, and parents,... [Read more]

Setting Up an Inviting and Unique Therapy Office

Setting up your psychotherapy office can be exciting and fun, but it’s also serious business. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I moved into a new office last year and recently updated the office arrangement for the better. While the most important factor for successful therapy... [Read more]

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