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Validation: A Relationship Superskill

Validation is the simple but alarmingly difficulty task of observing, acknowledging, and accepting another person’s point of view. To validate and accept their point of view doesn’t mean that you necessarily agree with what they are saying. It means that you are hearing them and attempting to understand where they are coming from. It means […]

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6 Tips For Talking to Your Kids that I Learned in Marriage Therapy

Marriage Therapy: not just for adults! I am a big believer in therapy. Having someone guide me through my emotions helps me stay sane. I sat through close to three years of marriage therapy with my ex-husband and while ultimately our marriage ended, I learned some pretty valuable lessons on how to talk to people. […]

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Five Steps to Find a Therapist for your Child

It’s daunting. A little frustrating. Totally overwhelming. But, it’s time. For whatever reason, it’s time to find a therapist for your child. Below are five tips for finding the best mental health therapist for your child.  Contact your insurance company Health insurance plans cover mental health care in the same way physical health care is […]

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6 Signs You Have A Spirited Child… And 3 Things You Can Do About It!

All children have moments of being difficult and challenging; but some children are just MORE. I think of a spirited child as a child who is MORE intense, energetic, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the “average” child. Many times, these children are identifiable from birth, starting out as what are sometimes called […]

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