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March 25, 2024
Easter And The Power of Hope

Today's post was shared previously but serves as a reminder of how important hope is for all children, especially children and families who struggle with behavioral or emotional issues. The Vital Nature of Hope “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops […]

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December 25, 2023
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor; Plus Bonus Christmas Day Post!

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up on HelpForYourChild.com back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. For this Christmas, I have expanded upon this classic article, starting with the section titled "Christmas Bonus Post: What […]

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December 4, 2023
How To Plan Successful Holiday Outings

This article is well-loved among parents; with timeless advice and tips that apply-year round. First appearing on HelpForYourChild in December of 2021, it has been updated for this year’s holiday season. The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. Grocery runs, visiting family, shopping at the mall - These can be quite […]

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November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Special: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Thanksgiving is Extra Special Many people find Thanksgiving to be one of their favorite holidays. It’s simple, no gifts to buy, no fuss. It’s just family and friends coming together with a recognition that we have a lot to be thankful for. How Do We Help Kids Practice Being Thankful Year-round? I imagine many of […]

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February 14, 2023
Would You Rescue Your Spouse Before Your Kids?

I originally published this post in late 2014; it's one of my favorites and I hope one of yours. I'm reminded daily of the power of family on a child's life, especially that of a mother and father working in tandem. This Valentine's Day, this is a good post in regards to the importance of […]

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December 19, 2022
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up on HelpForYourChild.com back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. What I’m Expected to Do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help […]

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December 1, 2022
Raising Thankful Children

The holiday season is a time for lots of family and celebrations. It can feel like the modern world emphasizes the excesses of festivities and gifts that often come with those celebrations. In a season where material things are advertised at every turn, how do you provide a balance between helping your children be thankful […]

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November 15, 2022
How Do You Plan Successful Holiday Outings?

A very popular article here at HelpForYourChild, this article appeared in December of 2021 - and has been updated for this year’s holiday season. Thanksgiving grocery runs, day trips to visit family, shopping at the mall - the holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! […]

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April 11, 2022
Easter And The Power of Hope

The Vital Nature of Hope “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all”. - Emily Dickinson. It’s hard to overstate the importance of hope. The more hope, the stronger the drive, and it doesn’t dare to ever stop, nor even […]

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December 13, 2021
Merry and Bright: How to Handle Your Child’s Behavior On Holiday Outings

The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or a crowded holiday event, to be over-stimulating. They try to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make […]

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