Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year

Going From Limitless Technology Use to Limited Technology Use During the School Year: Ways to Minimize Stress and Hassle from Technology when School Starts By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Oftentimes, what happens during the summertime is parents allow their children free reign over technology. Then, when school starts again in the fall parents struggle with limiting the use of technology. I … Read More

Purposeful Parenting for the Summer

Purposeful Parenting for the Summer: Creating Balance Between Fun and Rest By Mary Ruth Cross, MS, MFT, NCC, RPT-S CEO/Owner Treehouse Family Counseling Services As summer kicks into full swing families are adjusting to many changes; new schedules, trying new activities, going on vacation and eventually getting ready to go back to school. For now, it’s time to enjoy bar-b-ques, … Read More

Handling A Meltdown

Handling A Meltdown Simple Steps To Help You And Your Child Calm Down By Caitlyn Valle, LMFT If you’re a parent, at one point or another you’ve undoubtedly experienced what I’m talking about: a crying fit in the grocery store, a tantrum in the morning before school, the whiney/needy smaller child your big kid reverts to when exhausted or pulled … Read More

Technology and Parenting: Eliminating Technology from Your Parenting

Technology and Parenting: Eliminating Technology from Your Parenting By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT Nowadays with the advent of technology, disciplining your child and paying the proper amount of attention to them may be hard. Children need a lot of attention and seek that parental attention more than you may think. So, let’s talk about some ways you, as a parent, can … Read More

Why Must They Rebel?

Why Must They Rebel? What our children are telling us and why rebelling is important at every age Caitlyn Valle, LMFT You’ve read the books, you talk to your friends, you get advice from the teacher. For the most part, you feel like you’re doing the best you can. So why do the children still feel the need to rebel? … Read More

Considering Your Child’s Development in A Busy World

Considering Your Child’s Development in A Busy World By: Dilini Dharmawardana, LMFT These days we are all busy whether it be from work or trying to schedule in time for self-care. But, it is important to take into account your child’s developmental needs and how to foster them. It is important to remember that children do not always develop at … Read More

What is Your Family Culture?

What Is Your Family Culture? By: Janet Plankenhorn, LMFT Every family has a unique culture. Think about how your family functions together. Does your family enjoy sports? Maybe you watch local games together either in person or on television. This can also mean going outside and playing touch football or basketball. Does your family like movies, bike riding or reading … Read More

Living In Two Worlds

Living In Two Worlds: Finding Yourself In A World of Many Cultures By: Dilini Dharmawardana, AMFT Nowadays, most people live straddling the line between two or more worlds. A lot of people are from two cultures and sometimes that is where a conflict comes in. When you’re parents are from a different culture than the one you live in, figuring … Read More