1. Who Benefits From Parent Coaching & Counseling?

    There isn’t a one size fits all approach to parenting. We want to get to know you and learn about your family so we can work together to meet your parenting goals. Common parenting concerns that are brought to us include:  Difficult child behaviors  Sibling dynamics Parent-child conflict Separation anxiety Transition issues Problems at school Suspected or diagnosed disabilities  Parental burn…Read More

  2. Why People Consider Parent Coaching and Counseling

    Parents have the hardest job out there, yet there’s little (if any) training before we’re thrown into the thick of it! As your child grows and develops, the job constantly changes, which means the demands on you as a parent are ever-changing as well. Even if you are a reader, the book you read last year may not apply this year! Parents often lack the support they need and deserve, leaving them…Read More

  3. Celebrating Children’s Christmas Birthdays

    If you ask a child who celebrates Christmas about their favorite day of the year, their answer will likely be one of two occasions: the aforementioned December holiday or their birthday. But what happens when these two occasions fall on the same day? According to data compiled by FiveThirtyEight on daily births in the U.S. from 1994 to 2014, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Christmas Eve were th…Read More

  4. Homework Help! 6 Tips for Parents Facing Homework Pushback

    Is your elementary school child struggling with homework? You’re not alone! Homework is designed to provide extra practice of skills learned at school and to help your child develop good study habits. However, homework time can become a battle, and it can test your patience and persistence! Try these six tips to make homework go more smoothly in your house: Designate a homework spot. An ideal sp…Read More

  5. Sending Encouraging Notes to Your Child

    We are very proud of our very own Jessica Payne, LCSW-C, who contributed to the writing of this article by offering her wisdom and experience to the author. Scroll down or click the image to read in it's entirety. When raising kids, there are few things more important and more beneficial than encouragement. Encouraging them to make decisions on their own, to put themselves out there, or to try som…Read More

  6. Selective Mutism

    What is selective mutism (SM)? SM is an anxiety disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, that is defined by an individual's inability to speak in certain social situations, despite being able to speak well in other settings. Signs and Symptoms: Consistent difficulty with communicating in certain settings and situations where speaking is expected, such as in school, with teachers or peers, a…Read More

  7. The Whole Brain Child Summary Slides

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  8. Homework Woes!

    Q: My child spends so much time on homework and has so little to show for it. He seems to take forever to get rolling with it, gets derailed with anything and everything, whines and complains about doing it, and sometimes even when he does his homework thoroughly and well, he might not turn it in. What the heck?! A: You may be surprised at how common what you’re describing can be. Your child mig…Read More

  9. What are Executive Functions?

    What are Executive Functions? Executive functions are a core collection of higher order mental skills that help us to learn, work, manage our lives, and interact with others. They include: Inhibiting responses Working memory Emotional control Sustaining attention Beginning tasks Planning and prioritizing Organizing Time management Setting and working towards goals Flexibly shifting between tasks M…Read More