Tag Archives: trust

Questioning vs. Criticizing

In early May, I put out a request on Facebook to grandmothers and grandfathers. I asked for suggestions for a post that would be of interest to them in their role as grandparents. I received eight suggestions. One was about … Continue reading

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The Parent-Teacher-Student Partnership

You may have noticed that I have not posted anything new in several weeks. There are two reasons for this. First, I have been deeply immersed in creative writing over the summer due to the slower pace, visits to places … 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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Every Teen Needs a Mrs. Higginbotham

I don’t have a very exciting or intriguing story for you today. The young person I will describe could be just about any young person. The problem that brought her to therapy is not very interesting or unusual. The point … Continue reading

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Smudging the Truth

This post is about a behavior that comes up frequently in the office of a child psychologist: lying. There are many descriptors for this behavior. My all-time favorite came from a very likable and comedic little boy who was the youngest of … Continue reading

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