Parenting

  • 4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child 4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

    4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

4 Relaxation Techniques to Try With Your Child

By: Allison Petro, LMHC

Is your child going through a difficult time?  Perhaps you are concerned that your child is anxious or maybe your child has experienced an upsetting and confusing event also known as a trauma.  When children are anxious or have experienced or witnessed an upsetting event, it can manifest itself in many ways […]

  • 7 Ways To Help Your Kids | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 7 Ways To Help Your Kids | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    7 Ways To Help Your Kids | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

7 Ways To Help Your Kids | Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

By: Janie Lacy

How can anyone explain tragedies like the relatively recent killings in Parkland, Florida to kids? There are a few things that parents can do to address any questions or any fears that may come up in children after being exposed to news reports or conversations from classmates.

 1) Be Flexible

It is important that you realize there is […]

  • What To Do If Your Teen Is Self-Harming What To Do If Your Teen Is Self-Harming

    What To Do If Your Teen Is Self-Harming

What To Do If Your Teen Is Self-Harming

You just found out your teen is self-harming. Your heart drops to the pit of your stomach. You feel shocked, confused, and utterly lost. What now?

You are not alone. About 17% of teenagers have engaged in self-harm at least once according to the American Psychological Association.  Often times, self-harm occurs as a way to cope with distressing feelings […]

Fighting the Holiday Blues | Life Counseling Solutions

Fighting the Holiday Blues

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Is it really? For many, the holiday season is a somber time where we remember loved ones lost or the scarcity and pain in our lives. Here are some ways to combat the holiday blues.

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This is Us: How to help your child when facing cultural differences

This is Us: How to Help your Child when Facing Cultural Differences

I recently got sucked into a new fall show called This is Us. I am loving it so far as the tear-jerking moments tug at my heartstrings. But, the show is not just about creating […]

Preventing Parentification | Children After A Separation or Divorce

If you read my earlier article Parenting my parent, “I thought I was the child?” | Understanding Parentification, you are familiar with the dangers of parentification. Parentification is when a role reversal occurs when a child is forced into the role of a parent for themselves or their parent. Many consequences occur when a child is forced into […]

Parenting My Parent | Understanding Parentification

We all play different roles at various points in our lives. As a child or teen, the role is to play, focus on school, have minor responsibilities, and to make mistakes while learning from them. But, everyone is not given that right to be a kid. Some are robbed of a childhood through parentification.

What is parentification? Parentification is the […]

How to Set Boundaries For Your Parents | Orlando Teen Counseling

How to Set Boundaries For Your Parents

By DeAnn

Do’s and Don’ts For Parents and Children Going Through Separation or Divorce

No. You didn’t misread the title. Unfortunately, in today’s day and age, more and more children and teens have to be the ones that take on the responsible role of setting boundaries […]

5 Ways to Better Self-Care | Orlando Individual Therapy

5 Ways to Better Self-Care | Orlando Individual Therapy

I have often heard that we are our own worst critics. I’ve also heard that we talk to ourselves worse than we would talk to own worst enemy! Maybe it’s time to show yourself a little bit more love and respect. Here are five simple things you can do […]

4 Things You Need to To Know When Becoming a Dad

4 Things You Need to To Know When Becoming a Dad

In the short span that I have been a father I have discovered and come across a few truths that every new or soon-to-be Dad should know. I have compiled them here and I hope they help you as much as they have helped me.