Category Archives: Middle/Junior High School

Life Lessons Learned from Zip-Lining

Once in a while, I share a story about my family rather than a story from my work as a child psychologist. Today’s post is one of those personal stories. In early July, my family traveled to the tiny little … Continue reading

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No Free Passes

Many of the kids I see in therapy are the kinds of kids adults often refer to as “good kids.” They work hard in school, they are well-liked by peers and adults, they are active in arts or athletics or community … Continue reading

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Brokenhearted Teens

Broken hearts are as much a part of adolescence as pimples and piles of homework. As my wise mother (who, by the way, married her high school sweetheart and recently celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss!) is want to say, You … Continue reading

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Balls and Baked Ziti

As I do on occasion, a few weeks ago I put out a request on Facebook for suggestions for blog topics. This time, I asked grandparents what would be of interest to them. Most of the suggestions I received were about … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

Kids listen to what their parents say. Really, they do. They don’t always acknowledge that they are listening. They certainly don’t always agree with what they hear. And of course, they are not always compliant. But trust me; they listen. … Continue reading

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Turning Points for Troubled Teens

Although I work mostly with children and families, I see plenty of adult clients in therapy as well. With all of my clients, I spend the early sessions getting to know their stories. And boy, do they have stories. Here are … Continue reading

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Redefining Winning

Wherever there is a winner, there is at least one loser, and kids do not like to lose. Unfortunately for family dynamics, parents don’t really enjoy losing either. Because of this, parent-child disagreements sometimes get out of hand. What starts out … Continue reading

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