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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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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…

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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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7 Ways to Make the Peace and Joy of the Holiday Seaso...

Whether you live in a big city like Houston with a population of over two million or in a small town with just a few hundred residents, during the holiday season you’re bound to notice that many people try to be more joyous and peaceful. It’s by no means easy, of course. The holidays can…

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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…

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Thanksgiving and Guests with Political Differences: 5...

This year’s election has been more contentious than most. Everyone’s still on edge and feelings are raw on both sides. Lucky you, you get to spend Thanksgiving with all these people. Before you cancel Thanksgiving altogether because you don’t know how to handle these political differences, try these 5 tips instead to keep the peace.…

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?…

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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,…

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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…

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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 to Cope with Divorce

How to Cope with Divorce As a licensed mental health professional in Houston, I work with many individuals, couples, and families who are affected by divorce. I have developed this list of survival strategies for people who are experiencing divorce. If you or someone you love is in this situation, I hope these ideas will…


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