Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother

Postpartum depression can linger around and make you miserable. Here are some tips from a repeat mother to help you cope and get through it faster...

Postpartum Depression: Interview with a Repeat Mother2016-02-15T13:29:54+00:00

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer

Kids do say “no” a lot. They also need to learn to hear it and accept no for an answer. Children start attempting to set their own limits as soon as they hear what the word no means. At times, they may have trouble accepting limits from others, especially their parents. All of us will hear a lot of no’s during our lives. It is important to be able to accept no for an answer to avoid chronic problems.

Teaching Children to Accept No for an Answer2015-12-22T09:58:04+00:00

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something

I have had the privilege of working with many adults who were sexually abused when they were children. In my work with them, I have witnessed many of the long-term effects of child sexual abuse. Today, I am fortunate to be able to offer this blog post from a male survivor of child sexual abuse. My hope, and his, is that you gain some insight into the effects and decide that you will take action if you’re ever confronted with this terrible experience.

From a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor: Protect Children, Do Something2015-12-11T09:53:17+00:00

Warning Signs for Problematic Teen Behavior

The teen years come with some level of turmoil for everyone. How do we know what is normal and what signals real teen behavior problems? Here are some clues...

Warning Signs for Problematic Teen Behavior2015-10-15T09:24:42+00:00

Dealing with Toddler Behavior

Toddler behavior can be difficult to manage. There are some things that can make this difficult time easier for you and your child...

Dealing with Toddler Behavior2015-09-30T10:49:43+00:00

The Secret Pain of Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting and other forms of self-harm is a serious problem. Don't ignore this serious mental health problem. Help is available...

The Secret Pain of Cutting and Self-Harm2015-09-22T10:48:12+00:00

Is it ADHD? How to Know When to Get Help

Children are a little hyperactive, somewhat impulsive, and all of them misbehave. How do you know if it's ADHD? Here are some ideas to help figure it out.

Is it ADHD? How to Know When to Get Help2015-09-21T10:43:54+00:00

5 Tips for Reducing Stress with a Newborn

The first days of having a newborn in the house are both exciting and stressful. Give yourself some grace and you will get through it with flying colors.

5 Tips for Reducing Stress with a Newborn2015-08-31T09:43:00+00:00

Teen Depression

It’s more than an occasional bad mood. It’s more than being sad every now and then. It’s more than having a bad day and being irritable. Teen depression is a serious problem that can lead to some rather serious consequences...

Teen Depression2015-08-25T13:14:32+00:00

Turning the Power off in Struggles with Children

Child behavior problems can be difficult. In particular, power struggles can leave parents feeling hopeless. Understanding what adds the energy to the struggle is important. The simple answer to this is control. The child wants control. The parent wants control. So here we go! Put the gloves on!

Turning the Power off in Struggles with Children2015-08-24T17:20:35+00:00