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Family Therapy


10 ways to manage sibling rivalry

October 16, 2014

One minute they are fighting like cats and dogs, the next they are the best of friends- squabbling siblings can put a crack in the happy family picture, turning parents into referees and family time into competitive chaos and causing divisive disputes. So, what to do? While sibling rivalry is all part of the natural process of growing up, adults can help smooth the way for their kids and create a harmonious environment in which each child…

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10 back-to-school stress busters

September 19, 2014

Do you remember the nervous excitement of going back to school after the long summer break? Sharpening your pencils the night before with your uniform ready for the big day ahead, butterflies in your stomach? The new school year is a momentous occasion in a child’s life, and can be a stressful time too. As kids launch into school full of new ideas, leaping out the door each morning full of energy, they are bombarded with another…

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5 effective strategies to help kids develop stronger self-control

February 7, 2014

We all know children who are very impulsive. They’re the ones who throw a tantrum at the grocery store because their moms wouldn’t buy them candy. They’re the kids at the playground who nobody plays with because they’re so quick to hit or shout at other children. Impulsive children act on their emotions, regardless of the appropriateness of their actions, leading many to label them as lacking self control. Learning how to show excitement, joy, anger, frustration,…

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Benefits of Family Therapy

October 4, 2013

In a society that promotes individuality, it is sometimes forgotten we are part of something larger than ourselves. We are part of a family. Each family is unique with it’s own structure and interactions. Families are powerful. They influence our beliefs, behaviors and even our personality. Family therapy looks at the whole, not just the individual, to improve better family and individual functioning. Problems are addressed at the source, the family, by bringing parents and children together,…

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