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July 31, 2019
Laura Orr, LMFT, RPT, LPC-Intern Supervised by Elizabeth Coles LPC-S #61349
What HBO's Big Little Lies taught us about climate change anxiety
Climate change has been an increasingly prevalent topic of conversation and concern as articles circulate the internet and paint a bleak picture about the future of our planet.
Alongside these news article...
July 8, 2019
Lexie Sikes, LMSW
How to navigate the decision to proceed with a divorce with your child's best interest in mind.
By Lexie Sikes, LMSW
Therapist, HeadFirst Counseling
It is never easy for a couple to decide they are going to divorce. However, the statistics still show about 40 to 50 percen...
July 23, 2017
HeadFirst Counseling, Dallas TX
5 Ways to Create More Empathetic Children
Are you a parent that wants to cultivate a sensitive side to your child? Monkey see monkey do in these 5 ways to create more empathetic children.
As a parent, you've got the most important job in the world-...
June 9, 2017
Laura McLaughlin, M. Ed., LPC, RPT
Raising resilient and positive children by fostering their development of self-esteem and self-worth.
Self-esteem is essential for healthy development in children. Without positive self-esteem, children do not grow in the most optimal manner or develop a healthy and acc...
May 15, 2017
Laura McLaughlin, M. Ed., LPC, RPTd., LPC, RPT
Help! There is a Threenager in My Home!
As your child transitions from 3 to 3 ½, the cooperative, easy going attitude of your child seems to evaporate overnight and is replaced by a child that is more demanding, controlling, and rigid.
Welcome to the threenage period of...
April 14, 2017
Laura McLaughlin, M.Ed., LPC, RPT
Learn the tell-tale signs of childhood anxiety and ways to respond to encourage growth and resolution within your child.
Childhood anxiety is on the rise. The latest numbers show that somewhere around 15-20% of children experience anxiety symptoms before the age of 12,...
February 20, 2017
How to Survive a Temper Tantrum: Learning to Connect to Your Child Before You Redirect
Kids cry. A lot. Sometimes they cry for no apparent reason. Other times they cry because you have asked them to do something they do not want to do. No matter what the cause, hearing...
February 5, 2017
Coding and Kids- How to Parent in a Technology Focused World
When to introduce your child to coding games and intellectually stimulating activities.
There is no denying the fact that we live in a technology-filled world. Children of all ages are exposed to technology fro...
January 30, 2017
Unstructured Play Time and Healthy Brain Development
Using play to help your child reach optimal development.
Children are born with an innate desire to expand and explore their environment. Play is a child’s natural language and is medium for which the child assimilates...
January 17, 2017
Learn to recognize signs of anxiety in your child.
Does your child complain of frequent headaches or stomach aches? If a visit to the pediatrician rules out any physical causes, anxiety may be the underlying culprit.
Childhood anxiety often first manifests as physical sy...
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