Learn more about the challenges of raising a child and the trouble that kids face in today’s world.


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A Bedtime Routine Helps Children Sleep Better. 5 Tips...

Your child’s sleep habits are either a nightmare or no big deal, there’s rarely any in-between. If your child isn’t sleeping well on a regular basis, it will significantly disrupt both their lives and yours. Numerous studies show that good sleeping habits benefit children in many ways, from lower levels of obesity to improved behavior and school …Read the rest…

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7 Signs Your Child’s Behavior Problems Are More tha...

Children don’t come with an instruction manual. Every parent has had at least one occasion when they’ve felt overwhelmed and confused. We don’t always know how to handle every situation. We can often ask a wise friend or trusted elder for advice. But there are circumstances that require more than just advice or deciding how …Read the rest…

Therapy for My Child: What are Art and Play Therapy?

Perhaps you have been to children’s museums – in cities like Washington DC, Indianapolis, or Houston – and marveled at the astounding amount of available activities. A seemingly unending variety of play activities and creative toys for children of all ages. Play is fun, enjoyable, and raises our spirit, of course. But it does much …Read the rest…

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Are Your Child’s Eating Issues Eating at You?

Guest Blog By Andrea Wachter, LMFT Is Your Child Eating More Than Their Body Needs? There are many complex reasons why your child might be eating more food than their body needs. Stuffing down difficult emotions is a top contender. Believing unkind thoughts can also cause overeating, in an attempt to quiet the busy mind. Some …Read the rest…

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Helping Kids Break the “I Feel Fat” Spell

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT I began hating my body when I was 12. I then proceeded to spend a couple of decades lost in food and weight obsession. I eventually got help and unraveled the roots of my chaotic relationship with food, feelings and my body. It seemed only natural that I would …Read the rest…

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Fat Chat is No Light Matter

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT Fat Chat & Your Child’s Body Image As an eating disorders therapist and woman who spent the majority of my life in the grip of a weight and food obsession, I walk around with my antennae tuned in to whatever might help me understand how we got ourselves into …Read the rest…

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Young Children & Parenting Stress: 4 Tips to Hel...

Are you tired and stressed all the time because there’s always more to do in a day than there are hours? As a parent of young children, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed, like you no longer have control over your life. When you have growing children, you have more factors in your life to …Read the rest…

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How to Help Your Child Have a Healthy Relationship Wi...

As a parent, you want the best for your child. Particularly when it comes to the arena of food. You don’t want your child to struggle with obesity or an eating disorder and want him/her to have a natural, intuitive relationship with food. What can you do to help your child have a healthy relationship …Read the rest…

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How Divorce Impacts a Family

As a licensed mental health professional, I work with many individuals, couples, and families who are affected by divorce. I see the devastating effects that breakups can have and am dedicated to helping people develop the skills to cope with experiences like divorce. Read more on how divorce impacts a family. Divorce Leads to Major Disruptions …Read the rest…

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How to Prevent Back to School Anxiety

It’s back to school time! Is your child anxious or nervous about going back to school? Here are some tips for managing back to school anxiety in an article I was recently interviewed for. What Causes Back-to-School Anxiety? Can You Avoid It? By Rheyanne Weaver HERWriter Going back to school is not always exciting like TV commercials …Read the rest…

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Mental Health and Children

Mental Health and Our Forgotten Children When it comes to mental disorders, 10% of our children are falling through the cracks. There are roughly 315 million people in the US with 1/4th of the population under the age of 18 (About 78 million children). 1/5th of those have a mental disorder (about 15 million) and …Read the rest…

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Coping with Family During the Holidays

People tend to spend more time with their families during the holidays than they do at any other time of the year.  This is a time when we hope for loving connection, or at least to weather the storm.  Even in the most loving families the shear intensity of the contact can sometimes be challenging.  …Read the rest…

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Parent Discussion of Weight Increases Adolescent Risk...

Conversations About Weight May Increase Disordered Eating Behaviors Parents may mean well, but a recent study found that parents discussion of weight vs. healthy eating was more likely to lead to disordered eating behavior in adolescents. Disordered eating behaviors included binge eating, extreme dieting, and laxative abuse. Click here to read the study highlights: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1700514   …Read the rest…


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