delayed gratification

Why Delay Gratification?

Instant gratification has become a big part of our daily lives.  Why delay gratification? To have something we saw yesterday arrive at our door today makes us happy.  We love to stream our favorite shows on demand. If we want to hear from someone, we can email, text or messageRead More

social media influence on teens

How Does Social Media Affect Teenagers? A Parent’s Guide To Influencers

Teenage years are an important time for teens to form new relationships. Some of these relationships include social media influencers. Teens want to fit in and feel accepted among friends. Influencers are often part of this fitting in process. Yet teenage children still want their parents’ support and love. CaringRead More

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How EMDR Helps Resolve Stress in 8 Steps

Many of us deal with tremendous stress every day. Too much stress can damage our sense of wellbeing. We may struggle with a relationship, a job, an illness, or powerlessness about violence and problems in the news. But if we feel too overwhelmed our mental health can suffer.   StressRead More

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11 Common Questions about Healing Trauma with EMDR

You can probably think of a time when you were truly terrified. If you can recall it calmly now that’s a good sign you’ve healed from the experience. You feel secure, knowing the bad experience is in the past. Ideally, our brain and body work together to restore calm afterRead More

teenage emotions

How to Help Older Children and Teens Manage Emotions

When children are little, parents have lots of control over their activities and choices. Parents can directly impact what happens when children act out or become upset. All this changes with teenage emotions. A parent’s direct control diminishes as young children become teens, whether we like it or not. RespondingRead More