young kids and parenting stress, houston, tx

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…

Supermom, houston, tx

Why Superwoman Isn’t a Mom and Mom’s Not Superwom...

Society expects a lot from moms, and moms put a lot of pressure on themselves to be super women. But, Superwoman isn’t real. So why try to be her? “Superwoman Syndrome” The term “superwoman,” to denote a woman who overworks herself in order to be outstanding as both a mother and career woman, was first…

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your Teen, Houston, TX

Watch for These Warning Signs of Depression in Your T...

Your teen is going through many changes and chemicals are playing havoc with his or her body. Emotions are erratic and you’re left wondering every morning which version of your teenager you’re going to be greeted with. However, this is all perfectly normal teenage behavior, right? To an extent, yes. What if it’s more, though?…

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relationships, Houston, TX

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relation...

Jaime is 16. She’s shy, and never had a boyfriend before, but has a strong group of girlfriends. This semester, she has geometry with Patrick. Once they started talking, things moved quickly. First, they flirted often, and passed each other brief notes. Before long, they spoke on the phone every night. He came over to…

You Can Communicate Effectively with Your Teen, Houston, TX

You Can Communicate Effectively With Your Teen — He...

Jenna is 14. Since she learned to read, she has been absorbed in books. Every few weeks, her mother reads a different book aloud, so they can enjoy it together. They talk about the different characters and discuss what they think is going to happen. They laugh often. Jenna’s mother always looks forward to this…

Leaving for College? Prepare your Teen for Life Away from Home, Houston, TX

Leaving for College? Prepare Your Teen for Life Away ...

It’s Jared’s 18th birthday. Soon he’ll be leaving home. Jared has been looking forward to being out on his own for a long time, but now that it’s so close, he’s feeling a little frightened. His mother, Susanna, seems scared too. She brings him checklists, and writes him small reminders every day. They’re both thinking…

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Parenting Tips and Strategies for A Happy Healthy Fam...

I almost met a guy at the dog park one day a few summers ago. My dog and his dog befriended each other. So we were in the same area when his phone rang. I gathered it was his wife. She sounded upset although I couldn’t make out any words. From where I was standing,…

help your child have a healthy relationship with food, houston, tx

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…

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Your Nest is Empty – 5 Ways to Beat the Loneliness

Empty Nest Syndrome When your youngest child grows up and leaves home, you might be left grappling with some mixed emotions, uncomfortable moods, and feelings of loneliness or grief. There’s a name for that: empty nest syndrome. It’s not just you.       First, understand that empty nest syndrome is a well-established, widely known pattern…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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