Conflict vs. Bullying

  Bullying is a word often used today in a variety of contexts that don't always apply to it's true definition. Very often I hear the word bullying used by parents and children the moment any kind of conflict is experienced. While there are times when bullying is the appropriate descriptor for an experience, there [...]

By | 2018-02-16T09:36:14+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

“Look at me” The Practice of Eye Contact

Look at me  Look into my Eyes. Yes. Really look at me when we talk. Eye contact is a skill that is discussed in Shonda Moralis, MSW, LC SW’s book: Breathe Mama Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. In the book Shonda talks about having a moment where she realized that she is not giving [...]

By | 2018-02-01T14:29:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Using play techniques at home

“I’m fine!” Tips for breaking down communication barriers between you and your child How many times have you tried to have a deep and meaningful conversation with your child? How many times have you asked “what’s wrong”? How many times have you thought in all caps in your head “JUST TELL ME PLEASE!” Some kids [...]

By | 2018-01-24T15:10:38+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Posts|0 Comments