I watched as people filled the room at the annual company summer party and noticed several married couples. They ranged from newly married, who seemed to be on their best behavior - to older couples, who had long since started to act alike and were able to complete each others sentences - to couples more attention to their electronics than each other. It got me wondering, "What makes the difference in a marriage?" As a little girl I believed you grew up, got married, and lived happily ... Continue Reading
Trust in your marriage, your spouse, and yourself as a partner.
The first in a series of steps to take to build your child’s self-esteem.
... written by Ava Parnass and Jessica Marr. Here’s one moment that all Moms dread: you’re standing next your daughter, and she looks in the mirror and says “Mommy I’m Ugly!” As a child psychotherapist and Mom myself, I’m very familiar with this scenario. So when I recently encountered another Mom’s tweet that read, “My daughter said ‘Mommy, I’m Ugly!’” I felt compelled to share what it probably means, and specific techniques that can help our children build their ... Continue Reading
Parents can get involved to help prevent bullying and child violence in the classroom.
Parents, teachers, and administrators expect schools to be safe havens of learning. Acts of violence and bullying can disrupt the learning process and have a negative effect on students, the school itself, and the broader community. While our schools remain relatively safe, many children may encounter some type of violence during the school day, or on their way to or from class. It may be in the form of bullying, fighting, electronic aggression, or involve weapons or gang violence. In ... Continue Reading