If you have a middle or high school student in Oak Park or nearby schools, chances are that they have had suicide prevention training at school. But there is a hole in the training that is often missed, and our youth are asking for answers.Read More
Has the big scary 'Unknown' of what to expect from therapy held you back from reaching out to a therapist? This family therapy video details the basics of what to expect from your first call and your first therapy session. It's not as scary as you think - Promise!Read More
The sting of failure is hard and heavy, and we do not need more things adding shame.
New Years is the time of brand new beginnings and renewed hope in change. It’s also the beginning of the age-old saga of setting New Year’s Resolutions that you’ll stay on track with through mid-February and will have completely forgotten about by mid March. But, if you have a teeny tiny part of you still hopeful for change and have some things you’d like to achieve in 2019, then we’ve got 5 ways to make sure your Resolution is on track for success.
If you’re not looking forward to seeing a certain family member (or all your family members, no shame here) this holiday season, you’re not alone.
When standing toe to toe with a task that feels much too big - like enjoying everyone’s company this holiday season- it is always powerful to start with one small change. There is one, scientifically proven, small change that you can make this year to benefit those you come in contact with and yourself.
Here are 3 reasons why you should be extra generous with the hugs this holiday season, even to those you’re not the most thankful for:
Parenting is hard enough without your kids making their consequence a punishment for you.
Have you ever given your kid a consequence that didn’t get executed as planned?
You end up feeling frustrated and foolish that they were able to pull one over on you. Now you’re dreading giving consequences in the future because it always turns into a power struggle.
Here are the top 5 ways you’re allowing your kids to beat you at your own consequences:
Negotiating consequences WITH your kid is an easy tweak to make, that results in more ‘buy in,’ and compliance from your kid as they are actively engaged and participating in the process of determining a consequence. It offers autonomy to your youth in a time when they may feel powerless to the consequence of not meeting and expectationRead More