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7 Ways to Tell the Difference between a Moody Teen an...

  The Battlefield Houston arcade and laser tag facility has always been a favorite of your teenager. But today, their half-hearted participation and utter lack of enjoyment catch your attention. It seems lately you have seen them in this mode more and more often. Are they just being a typical moody teen, or do you have more…

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Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Cope with...

Unable to move, she stood as if frozen. Her heart pounded in her chest, clenching her whole body – her will – in an unrelenting grip. Her head began to spin. The dizzy feeling slowly but steadily increased as her surroundings seemed to close in on her. What she perceived with her senses was surreal,…

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Blended Families: Tips to Help Ease the Transition to...

As divorce is on the increase in numerous places in the world, blended families have become a common type of household. Many families have a lot of difficulties navigating this unique family situation with success. A major reason is that members of blended families must make many adjustments in their lives. The transition can be…

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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…

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5 Ways Teen Therapy Can Help Your Painfully Shy Teen ...

Does your teen seem quiet? Do they get invited to parties and sleepovers, but they usually don’t want to go? Do they have a few close friends, but refuse to branch out beyond that limited group and get to know new people? It’s not necessarily unusual for teens to be a little shy. After all,…

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Parental Anxiety Can be Overwhelming — Take These S...

There is a long list of what causes anxiety for parents: worries about the dangers of abduction or abuse, their child’s school performance and goals, their association, online threats of cyber bullying and pornography, or instilling proper habits and values in their children. Some parents also face anxieties because their children have a behavioral disorder…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Cope with Postpartum Depression

Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, and having a mood disorder can make a hard job feel impossible. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum affects 15% of new moms and is a form of depression, more serious than the “baby blues.” The baby blues happen within a few days after…

Understanding the Challenges of Motherhood and How to Cope with Them, Houston, TX

Understanding the Challenges of Motherhood and How to...

So you’re about to have your first child. Soon you will be in a whole new stage of life that may well be equally scary and rewarding to you. Fortunately, you aren’t the first woman who’s gone through this. You can learn from literally thousands of years’ worth of experience in motherhood. Every woman who…


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