Tag Archives: acceptance

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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Teaching Kids to Say No (not to us, of course)

In my last post, which was about the top 9 reasons kids misbehave, I mentioned peer pressure. I hate it, you hate it, and we all know it can lead good kids to do knuckle-headed things. Still, as parents, we … Continue reading

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The Most Profound Book about Parenting Ever Written

I’ve been toying with the idea for this post for months. This beautiful spring morning so alive with children scurrying around to find pastel eggs hidden for them by a sneaky bunny finally inspired me to write it… I am asked … Continue reading

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If I Could Change Just One Thing…

Yesterday, I met a friend at a coffee shop. We had been trying to get together for months but the busyness of our lives kept getting in the way, so it was really great to sit down with her and … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A-changing

This is another re-post. I promise I will get back to writing new material during my upcoming vacation. The inspiration for this re-post is the tremendous amount of hope I feel after my husband, my children, and I participated in … Continue reading

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The Kid You Got

I seem to write a lot about the importance of parental acceptance. This is by far the most common theme that arises in private conversations with child and adolescent clients. They know that their parents love them. They see this … Continue reading

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