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A Beginners Guide to Children’s Mental Health

Children are curious by nature and as parents, it’s our job to help them comprehend their environment. However, it’s not always an easy task. Some topics are easier than others to discuss. Conversations surrounding children’s mental health are transforming from taboo to acceptable, but with stigma and judgment attached to it, it can be difficult…

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More Downtime: How You Can Ease Your Family into Toge...

Family life can sometimes feel like you’re operating a daycare center or serving as a monitor in high school detention, especially in a city as busy as Houston. There are so many responsibilities and personalities to factor in. All of them can seem to be in conflict. As a result, family disconnection is increasingly more…

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Stress in Children: How You Can Assess and Alleviate ...

Adults tend to think of childhood as carefree. But even very young children worry especially in big cities like Houston. Unlike adults, children don’t have the experience to evaluate the causes of their worries or the words to talk about them. Yes, stress in children is real. Stress in Children Is Real Some kid stress…

How to Reassure Your Nervous Child in a Haywire World

The Nervous Child We must often calm our children’s fears, especially in a world that seems to have gone haywire. But if you are the parent of a nervous child, you may find that reassurances like “there’s nothing to worry about” don’t help. What do you do when your reassurance does not reach your nervous…

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Why Family Therapy Is a Great Way to Make Family Goal...

Tolstoy puts it this way in Anna Karenina: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” These days we define family as anyone who plays a long-term supporting role in a person’s life. All families, traditional, nuclear, blended, or chosen, want to be happy, and family goals reflect that…

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Parenting Tips: 12 Tips That Help When You’re Deali...

If you have more than one child, you’re dealing with sibling rivalry. It is human nature to feel competitive and envious toward others. A moderate spirit of competition is a positive and productive attribute in school and in business. Sibling rivalry is a normal part of growing up in families. The competition between siblings starts…

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Teen Peer Pressure: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Make Mo...

Good kids do dumb things. Silly things. Unfortunate and unwise things. And some of these things can be attributed to teen peer pressure. Don’t panic. Bad decisions come with teen territory. That being true, how do you encourage an impulsive, internet-susceptible teen to put peer pressure aside and do the right thing more often than…

DBT and Your Teen: 7 Ways Teens Benefit from DBT Treatment

DBT and Your Teen: 7 Ways Teens Benefit from DBT Trea...

Some teens struggle with the day to day. For a young person who feels somehow unprepared, confused, or unworthy, the world can be a scary place. That’s where DBT can make all the difference. They can receive support from their peers and solid teen counseling to feel better about themselves and their ability to live well.…

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolescent Daughter?

How Can Group Therapy for Girls Benefit Your Adolesce...

Cecilia is hard on herself. She is struggling in middle school. She feels weird, awkward, and a step behind the other girls her age. Her mom is concerned. What, at first, seemed like normal adolescent moodiness seems more and more like hopelessness and ongoing anxiety. Is it time to seek help? Cecelia’s mom is wise…

Parenting Tips- 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Children Behave Better

Parenting Tips: 10 Positive Tips to Help Your Childre...

Being a parent can be one of the best experiences of your life. It can also be an extremely challenging experience. You want your children to behave, but sometimes that takes extra work on your part. Here are 10 ways you can help your children behave better. Make Sure They Get Enough Sleep You know…

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ADHD and Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve ...

Your child has ADHD. I’m sure you understand that treatment is important. Perhaps you’re already handling symptoms with prescription medication, dietary supplements, or child therapy. Yet, you wonder if you can personally do more for your child to help them manage their moods and attention. Something low-cost that you can implement easily and regularly at…

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Family Conflicts: 7 Ways to Keep the Peace in Your Ho...

It seems like the most intense conflicts always happen at home and with the people closest to us. Family conflicts can take various forms, like: a shouting match with your teenager over the type of clothes they want to wear for their school’s prom a disagreement with your in-laws over where you will spend the…

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5 Ways Family Counseling Can Improve Your Relationshi...

Being the parent of a teen can be challenging. Your teen is struggling to develop an identity separate from yours and to move toward adulthood. Butting heads on occasion is a normal part of the territory. But sometimes the situation is a little more intense than that. Your teen seems out of control, flying into…


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