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Techniques for Dealing with an Ex-Spouse

Most parents hope their relationship with their former spouse will improve after the divorce is over so they can work together in matters involving their children. However, some divorced adults emerge from the divorce with lingering resentment which can interfere with the attitude needed to cooperatively co-parent. For these parents the arguing and acrimony that […]

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Surviving Adolescence

Our typical teenage patient arrives with a parent, slumps down in the chair and lets us know through their behavior that they are not happy to be in a psychologist’s office. The parents look embarrassed, angry, frustrated, and begin the session with a litany of daily arguments, hassles, et cetera. How do teenagers perfect that […]

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Strengthening Family Ties with Traditions

The “traditional” family is now only one of a variety of family structures that includes single parent families, two career families, biracial families, blended families with part-time and full-time stepchildren, homosexual couples, grandparents as parents, and households with parents of different religions or cultures. While family composition has been redefined, the basic needs of human […]

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Improving Your Child’s Self-Esteem

It is common to hear that a child’s difficulties in school or at home are due to low self-esteem. What exactly is self-esteem? Why is it important? And what skills does a child need to develop positive self-esteem? Self-esteem is an individual’s measure of personal worth and value. It involves a complex system of feelings, […]

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