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The Secret to Good Parenting

You may have a career that requires a lot of your attention. Yet, you work hard to provide many opportunities for your children. You make sure they are well supervised, eat healthy food, get a good night’s sleep, have plenty of toys to play with, monitor [...]

By |2022-04-04T18:10:59+00:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Secret to Good Parenting

Psychological Implications For Children From Wearing Masks

I realize there has been controversy in wearing masks for health reasons. The purpose of this article is to focus only on the psychological implications. What are the psychological impacts of wearing masks? After wearing masks so long in response to COVID, I became aware [...]

By |2022-03-04T17:51:34+00:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Children|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Psychological Implications For Children From Wearing Masks

Balancing of Life Amidst Fear

Do you feel paralyzed with fear of COVID? Like me, you probably know people who seem paralyzed with fear over COVID and new strains of the virus. As a psychologist, this becomes a topic of discussion with many, if not most, patients. Do vaccines work or [...]

By |2022-01-15T04:14:17+00:00January 15th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , |Comments Off on Balancing of Life Amidst Fear

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

The Gift of Patience

What kind of parent are you? When you hold a baby in your arms for the first time, isn’t it an amazing, overwhelming feeling? Are you bursting with love? You wonder how this tiny miracle of life is going to grow up. You consider your [...]

By |2021-11-22T23:05:29+00:00November 17th, 2021|Categories: Parenting, Relationship|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Gift of Patience

What Defense Mechanisms Do You Use?

What are defense mechanisms? Defense mechanisms are psychological strategies that people tend to use unconsciously to protect themselves from anxiety rising from thoughts or feelings. This type of anxiety is generally unwanted or feels unacceptable. On the other hand, some anxiety is actually helpful. It [...]

By |2021-10-06T22:17:37+00:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Relationship|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What Defense Mechanisms Do You Use?

“Bang-ups & Hang-ups” of Good Parenting

You grow up and decide to become parents. If you are anything like me, you wish for a crystal ball to forecast the results of your parenting. You want to provide good parenting, healthy parenting. You have some ideas about parenting from your parents, caregivers, [...]

By |2021-09-08T16:09:37+00:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “Bang-ups & Hang-ups” of Good Parenting

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

Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!

In the past, “Wait ‘til your father gets home!” was a threat to a misbehaving child. The child was supposed to worry about facing serious punishment when the father returned from work. This adage is no longer effective for a variety of reasons. Threats do [...]

By |2021-06-11T23:26:25+00:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!