Managing your diet over the holiday season

Food is everywhere during this season and often it is food that we don’t typically eat during other times of the year and we look forward to it.  Very oftenfor people who have disordered eatingthe mental and emotional toll navigating food takes makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the celebration. 

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5 Ways to Help your Child Navigate Stress

Since I specialize in working with adolescents it is common scenario for a parent to drag their reluctant high schooler into my office early on a Saturday morning for an intake. What the parent wants is often to the effect of: "How can you get my kid to care moreabout... 

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The Power of Positive and Strength Psychology

 When I was in graduate school quite some time ago - Positive Psychology was not that well known.  But every time I read authors that talked about optimism or vibrant

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Homework Strategies

With the new school year starting for most students over the next couple of weeksboth parents and adolescents will undergo predictable stressors that come each fall.  Parents begin another school year doing all they can to be preparedyet more often than not they anticipate that by October or November the typical struggle will ensue

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How to Avoid the Summer Slump

What is “summer slump” or “summer backslide.”  These terms address the regression in skills that students experience when they are enjoying their summer vacations away from their regular course rigor.  While regression can be steep (e.g.up to 25% decline in reading skills)there is plenty that can be done.

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Helping Children Through Divorce

Divorce causes feelings of profound loss and disruption in many areas of life.  Fear of what is to come is normal and may be the only part of divorce that is to be expected.  Stressangerand depression can all be part of the process.  And this is just for the adults coping with divorce.  What about the children?

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