School Anxiety and Avoidance – How to support children who fall into a pattern of school refusal.

As a clinical psychologist that provides both psychotherapy to pre-teens and adolescents as well as court-custody evaluations for high-conflict families, I have become aware of a deceivingly prevalent but under-discussed problem - students who fall into a pattern of refusing or avoiding school. Click the link below to read the rest of the article!

Parents Who Are Addicted to Their Cell Phones Affect Their Children’s Development – From

Technology is everywhere and is here to stay. We have it in our homes, offices, schools, and always easily accessible in the palm of our hand thanks to smartphone technology. While there are thousands of positive changes technology has made and continues to make in our daily lives, it’s no secret that it also comes with its cons. Click the...[ read more ]

When Your Toddler Is a Tyrant

By Noelle Mering At several points in my younger parenting years I remember sitting, helpless and hamstrung, nursing a baby while watching my 3 or 4 or 5 year old behave badly. "Who will mother this child?!" I'd asked to the exactly zero other adults in the room. Clearly, a competent woman was needed, and I wasn't it. When exhausted...[ read more ]

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