How To Teach Your Child To Regulate Their Emotions Regulating an emotion means that your child is able to acknowledge the feeling they are experiencing know how to regulate it in a healthy way. As a child counselor, I notice that kids at times have a hard time fully understanding and recognizing the emotion that…

Ways To Help Your Child Increase Self-Esteem   Parents come together in sharing that one of their main objectives is to raise happy and healthy kids. Part of raising a happy and healthy child is connected to teaching your child how to strengthen self-esteem. Have you ever sat down with your child to talk to…

Positive Affirmations To Raise Happy Kids   Affirmations help kids build healthy levels of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. If you are unfamiliar with affirmations, I want you to think about them as words that feed the soul. Affirmations are words that we use to promote healthy thoughts, feelings, and actions. For instance, when a person…

How Counseling Can Help Your Child With Depression   Working with a child counselor can give your child tools to address common depression symptoms, develop healthy coping skills, and learn how to become their own advocate.   Common Signs Of Depression In Kids: Low energy. A decline in academic performance. Not wanting to socialize. Negative…

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many children and teenagers who happen to be autistic.  Often their parents are very worried.  They worry about their child’s future and how people will treat their child.  They have this concern because society tends to treat autism like some terrible disease.  Many people…

It seems nowadays more and more people are going to their pediatrician or general practicing physician for evaluating, diagnosing and prescribing medication for mental health problems. The general public is even being encouraged to do so in fact. (Check out https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/screening.html.) Many people trust their physicians and see them as the ultimate authority when it…

One of the most confusing concepts about limits and boundaries is understanding that there is a difference between these two terms. Yet both are equally important in a healthy relationship. A Boundary is a theoretical line that we define for others. Like a boundary on a map, in truth there is no line in stone…