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Talking Turkey and Gratitude

Reposting this from 2014. This Thanksgiving, it feels more important than ever to focus on gratitude. For those of us fortunate enough to sit down tomorrow at a turkey-and-fixings laden table with friends and family, I have one sincere wish. … 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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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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Talking Turkey and Gratitude

For those of us fortunate enough to sit down tomorrow at a turkey-and-fixings laden table with friends and family, I have one sincere wish. I hope that amidst the talk of football and politics and “when can we have pumpkin … Continue reading

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The Social Third Degree

Parents worry about their kids. Moms and dads want their offspring to be happy, to be successful, and to live meaningful lives. For children in school, parents define success using both academic and social measures. When parents worry about how … Continue reading

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To Snoop or Not to Snoop?

At some point in time, most parents will have to deal with the “to snoop or not to snoop” dilemma. Most parents have an intuitive sense that they shouldn’t look through their children’s backpacks, browse their text messages, search their … Continue reading

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When Parents Are at War

I am not sure where this post is going. I don’t know if there is anything I can write that will make a difference. Still, I feel led to share some insights about the impact on children of warring parents. … Continue reading

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