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On Parenting and Therapy | Nurture Family Counseling

On Parenting and Therapy (or On Being a Parent and a Therapist)

As a therapist specializing in work with families and children, I often hear the comment from clients: “with all your training, you must find it really easy being a parent”. My response to this, as you might guess, is both long and involved – no, not easy at all really.
No Drama Discipline | Book Review by Mary Hoofnagle

Book Review: No Drama Discipline

As a child counselor, I am asked frequently for advice or endorsements or opinions of a specific model or book. When I evaluate models for parenting I consider three things:
Tips for talking to your teen

Tips for Talking to Your Teen about Therapy

Even for adults the idea of going to therapy can be a tough pill to swallow, no pun intended. Now imagine being a teenager, whose body is changing, peer pressure is a very real and often times vicious addition to everyday challenges, and self-consciousness is at an all-time high.
Connecting with our children

Connecting with our Children

One day last year, my kids and I spent the afternoon playing cards in the bathroom while riding out numerous tornado warnings. Later that evening my daughter found it difficult to settle down for bedtime.