Posts Tagged: “childrens therapy”

Conflict, Then Resolution

Recently, there seems to be a pattern among the families that I have been working with as a therapist.  The pattern starts by the child acting rude and disrespectful.  The parent then gets offended and upset and eventually sends the child to their room.  Afterwards, nothing is really talked about or resolved between the parent and the child related to the situation that occurred. After a while of following this pattern, kids stop liking being around their parents and the

What is the difference between nurturing and coddling?

Have you ever heard someone tell a new mother that if she keeps picking up her child when he is crying she is going to spoil him?  Is it true?                     Is it possible that nurturing a child can go too far to the point that it becomes coddling?  At what point can nurturing become coddling? To understand these questions, we must first understand what it is that children need.  Do

Loving Relationships Give Consequences Their Power

In the updated Love and Logic Parenting Class – Parenting the Love and Logic Way, Jim and Charles Fay share the following observation, “Our heart breaks every time we see someone falling into the ‘consequence trap.’  Well-meaning parents become ensnared in this trap when they believe that the solution to all of their problems involves finding bigger or better consequences.”  They go on to explain, “Freeing oneself involves understanding that loving relationships give consequences their power.  Releasing oneself means continuing

Therapy for a child diagnosed with bipolar, oppositional defiant, ADHD, anxiety, or reactive attachment disorder (RAD) in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona

Do you have a child who has been diagnosed with bipolar, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, anxiety, or Reactive Attachment Disorder? Have the behavioral programs that you have tried not worked with your child? Would you like an alternative treatment approach to medication? Parents Can Help The truth is, there is a lot that parents can do to help their children who struggle with mood disorders learn to regulate their emotions within tolerable levels. Understanding Emotions The first step to treatment

Pediatric Therapy in Mesa and Gilbert, Arizona

Is it possible for a baby to be depressed? Many parents wonder if it is really possible for a baby to be depressed or to have anxiety, after all, he is just a baby.  The truth is baby’s can become depressed and they can develop anxiety. Many things play a part in a child developing anxiety or depression.  Part of it may be genetic, part of it may be due to medical or physical problems.  A part of it may