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Behind Every Cute Social Media Photo: 1000 Blurry Roller Skate Pictures and a Few Meltdowns

Another weekend of playful memories with my family got me thinking about the truth behind the photos that get shared on social media.A friend of mine recently posted that she quit social media for a whole

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Should a 5 Year Old Have a New Year’s Resolution??

Last night, I started talking with my 5 year old daughter about New Years celebrations. We talked about seeing a fireworks show and then I told her that this is when people start making New Year's Resolutions.What

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The Empathetic Child

Welcome guest blogger, Adrienne Jeffries! She brings to light the realities of nurturing the Empathetic Child! Read More »

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Why Parenting Advice Sucks

I have a love/hate relationship with parenting advice.  On some days, I read parenting articles and find the information helpful.  On other days, I read articles that dole out parenting advice and think,

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Why Traditional Parenting Logic Doesn’t Work With Traumatized Kids

Traditional parenting logic is all about rewards and consequences.  Good parents use these methods with their children all the time with excellent results.  But, what happens when good people are raising

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Back to School Worries: What NOT To Say To Your Child

Back to school already? I really can’t believe that summer is almost over and that it is time to have this conversation. Here in Tennessee, many schools start back NEXT WEEK.  Where you are, you

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What is EMDR? And Should Your Child Get It In Therapy?

EMDR should only be performed by a trained clinician who understands the complexities of trauma and who is prepared to manage any adverse reactions that might come up. That being said, EMDR is just one

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The Mother’s Day Gift That You Actually Want!

It’s Mother’s Day and I want to take this minute to fully celebrate all of the mom’s that read this blog. You are amazing! You are doing a great job!  Your children love you even when

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The Parents’ Guide to Discussing ’13 Reasons Why’ With Your Child

Netflix launched a new show at the end of March 2017 called ’13 Reasons Why” that has drawn a lot of buzz in therapy circles and parenting groups. Like most popular culture, it succeeds at

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How To Get Your Child to "Be Good" (HINT: It’s Not By Just Saying It)

“Be good!” is probably the most common phrase used by parents with young children. It is also my #1 pet peeve.  The close second being the follow up question, “Were you good today?” Ugh…just

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