September 11, 2016

The Keys to Communication

  The Keys to Communication in Relationships   It is common knowledge that communication is one of the keys to a strong and enduring relationship. But what does it really mean to communicate well? Here are some critical steps that will help you and your partner build a stronger, deeper connection through fully engaged and […]

July 25, 2016

Couples and the Digital Age

  Couples and The Digital Age   As much as computing and digital media brings people together, through messaging, social media, photo and file sharing between diverse demographics and long distances, it can also create obstacles and division in intimate relationships. Pay attention to some of the key ways that technology can create barriers to […]

May 4, 2016


Never Forget the Power of Play   Play is and always has been critical to a child’s development yet research shows that children are spending less and less time “at play”. Both free play and the process of learning how to play freely are critical to life itself, preparing children for adult roles and teaching […]

April 6, 2016

Attachment and Bonding

Healthy attachment is key to how well a child will develop socially, emotionally, and mentally. In order for a parent to have a strong and secure attachment to his/her child he/she first needs to be in touch with his/herself and must understand his/her own baggage from the past. For example if a mother had an […]

March 5, 2016

Toxic Stress

  LASTING EFFECTS OF TOXIC STRESS Stress can affect children and adults at any point in their lives. Severely stressful situations, both seen and unseen can produce a poisonous psycho-emotional effect, known as toxic stress. The lasting effects of this type of stress are significant. A person’s age at the time of the stressful situation […]

February 4, 2016

A Sense of Belonging II: The Seeds of Isolation

 The Seeds of Isolation Where does the feeling of isolation originate? Although the causes of this type of distress could surely be traced back to early years, the purpose here is to look at some causes that come up during other developmental stages, in particular, for school age children from ages 6 to 18. We […]

January 6, 2016

A Sense of Belonging

The Teenager’s Point of View: Not Just for Teenagers. Dear Readers, Welcome to 2016. This year I am launching a new blog series to help you with different issues. Every month we are going to focus on a different common issue. My goal is to help you to see you are not alone in this world. The first theme is belonging. […]

December 21, 2015

Seasonal Blues Are Very Common

                Every year, about a month or so before Thanksgiving, I start to observe the onset of gloom amongst people everywhere. An unspoken angst grips the air. There is a persistent myth that the holidays are the happiest time of the year but that’s simply not the case. […]

April 28, 2015

Is Your Child Overwhelmed With Information?

Nowadays, there are many situations that can overwhelm a child’s capacity for understanding and bring on intense emotional states that seem unresolvable to parents and children alike. Children 12 years and younger, who have just begun exploring the world and society, are especially vulnerable to such confusing situations. But there is help. A child in […]