Category: Parenting

Visual Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and School Performance

Anxiety and depression in your child may be the result of a visual disorder. The physical, mental, and emotional changes that are going on at this age make it difficult to manage a disorder they usually don't even know they have. Compensation, and particularly in school, is much more successful at a younger age, a much simpler time in their lives. Intelligent, bright children study for hours and still struggle. They often feel that no ... Read more

Filed under: Anger, Anxiety, Children, Parenting

Communication and Conflict

I often work with couples and families. One major issue is the way people talk to each other. The choice of responses sets up conflict before either party knows what happened.   Let me give you an example with Joe and Jane.  Joe attempts to address a behavior in Jane that bothers him. Jane responds with some thing like, "What about you?" or "You do it too" or "I don't do it that much." In first two instances, the behavior ... Read more

Filed under: Anger, Anxiety, communication, Parenting

The Perils of Not Parenting Your Child

Many parents are finding it difficult to discipline their children. They don't want to hit or hurt their children. Often parents have very stressful lives, managing to work full or part-time, take care of the house, the children, and try to make time for leisure activities. Stress, feelings of guilt and the desire to be loved by your child can interfere with parenting. Parenting means to prepare your child for the real world. If an adult ... Read more

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