Strengthening Attachment Through Play

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Strengthening Attachment Through Play By Jennifer Hector, LMFT Play is fundamental to children’s social emotional learning. It is a field where kids can rehearse, work through and digest life’s possibilities. When parents join their kids in play, there is an invitation to enter into the child’s world, see through their eyes and engage in their exploration. This interactive exploration naturally … Read More

3 Ways to Help You Let Go and Move Forward

3 Ways to Help You Let Go and Move Forward By Dilini Dharmawardana, MFTI Sometimes we all have difficulties letting go and moving on. It is important to have tools in our toolbox to help us let go. Whether we are holding on to a past relationship, comment made by someone to us, or trouble letting go of feelings it … Read More

Am I Becoming My Mother?

How Your Own Childhood Can Influence Your Child’s Attachment Caitlyn Andrews, MA, LMFT   Like it or not, how we were loved, attended to and supported as children influences the way we parent our own children. But how? Attachment is the emotional bond between child and parent/caregiver and affects their emotional, social and cognitive development. More specifically, it’s a regulatory … Read More

3 Ways To Keep Your Relationships Fun and Alive

Relationships Want More Fun: 3 Ways To Keep Your Relationships Fun and Alive Dilini Dharmawardana, MFTI   Does your relationship feel less alive after a while of being together? Sometimes the more comfortable people get in a relationship, the more stagnant and boring the relationship may seem. Would you like your relationship to feel like it did when you first … Read More

Embracing Change

Embracing Change Marta A. Gea Franca, MFT   Change is happening as I write this article. Change is inevitable and constant. Summer is ending, children are going back to school, teenagers are off to college, people are moving to different places and transitioning to new jobs and homes. Life is moving in a fast pace. In the media, we watch … Read More

Happy Morning Routines

Happy Morning Routines 5 Must Do Strategies for School Morning Success Jennifer Hector, MA, MFT   Shifting from the flow of summer to the fast pace of a school and work schedule is one of the most stressful and challenging times of the year. How can help this transition go more smoothly? What strategies can be used to shore up … Read More

Why Parents are Choosing Mindfulness to Increase Happiness and Calm

Why Parents are Choosing Mindfulness to Increase Happiness and Calm Help your child start the school year ready to learn Caitlyn Andrews, MA, MFTI   Did you know that excitement and anxiety can feel the same in your body? Have you ever noticed how children can be excited one minute and crying the next? Starting a new school year brings … Read More

Parenting Success with ADHD

Parenting Success with ADHD Jennifer Hector, MA, LMFT Having success in the school year requires specific strategies for supporting kids with ADHD. In order for these specific parenting strategies to work, a meta-framework for how to respond to your child needs to be put in place. Listed below are three key elements that make up this larger frame of reference … Read More

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts

Managing Anxiety as the School Starts: Few words about Reassurance Marta A. Gea Franca, LMFT It’s that time of the year again! Back to school is around the corner. Children and parents may be thinking about what to expect as the school starts. For children experiencing anxiety, the uncertainty about the first day of school contributes to an increase in … Read More