Managing Holiday Stress

How do you manage holiday stress? Holidays signify family togetherness. We envision warm, loving, happy people connecting in special ways…except when it is not so warm and fuzzy. What goes wrong? What are your expectations? If you expect everything and everybody to flow perfectly, this may [...]

By |2022-12-20T01:07:50+00:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety, Relationship|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Managing Holiday Stress

How to Discourage Entitlement

I recall going on walks with my grandson. In his neighborhood, every home had a fence surrounding a front garden. As young as two or three years old, whenever he saw an open gate, he closed it. It seemed logical to him to take care of [...]

By |2021-12-14T05:43:43+00:00December 14th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Discourage Entitlement

Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion

1. START WITH YOURSELF The best way to learn how to be compassionate toward others is through self-acceptance. As they say: you can’t learn to truly love others until you learn to love yourself. Praise yourself for your successes (even with small things) and forgive yourself [...]

By |2021-07-09T15:39:06+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Article Excerpt: 10 Ways of Showing Compassion

Freedom with Responsibility

The 4th of July conjures up thoughts of celebration, barbecues, fireworks, freedom, and independence. These modern-day festivities have persisted since 1776 when our founding father, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife in which he detailed his belief that July 4th… will be celebrated, [...]

By |2021-06-25T02:25:33+00:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Freedom with Responsibility

Ask Dr. Barb: What is Play Therapy?

Helps kids feel better (& grown-ups, too!) Improves self-esteem Teaches coping skills Fosters feeling expression Promotes socially appropriate behaviors Teaches creative problem-solving Dear Parents & Colleagues, As adults, sometimes we [...]