6 seemly small behaviors that are actually a big deal

Has the behavior of your loving little cherubs suddenly turned into something more fitting of a little monster? Are you struggling with what to do? Take a look at the article below. It lists some of the most common behaviors and some things to try. http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/behavioral/problems-you-shouldnt-ignore/

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Awaiting the Day that Counselors will Inherit the Earth: What I learned at the 2017 ACA Conference By Tony Daltoso, LMHC

  This past March I had the pleasure of attending the American Counseling Association’s annual conference in San Francisco California. The American Counseling Association or ACA for short is a professional organization that represents and advocates for Counselors from all different fields from mental health to school to career and rehabilitation counseling. It also represents […]

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Just 8 Seconds is all it takes

  Feeling anxious?  Stressed out?  Overwhelmed?  Take a moment for your self.  Watch this popular GIF and breath along with it.  In only 8 seconds, you will find yourself feeling more relaxed.

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Motivating kids to help around the house.

Often when I see parents, they ask me me about getting their kids to help with the chores around the house. Below is one mom’s ticket system. What works for you? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/…/…/s800/Ticket%2Bsystem%2Bcopy.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/…/Ticket%2Bsystem%2Brewards%2Bcopy…

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Anxiety

Worry and stress are not unusual traits experienced by people in today’s chaotic world, but when does worry cross the line into a more complex problem? Pathological anxiety – sometimes called Generalized Anxiety Disorder – is a situation where a person worries consistently and often unreasonably. As someone once said, “people with anxiety issues are […]

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Courage and You

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” This favorite quote from therapist Mary Anne Radmacher is a wonderful reminder of what true courage is all about. That is the brave willingness of human beings to keep “showing up” to tackle […]

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Reducing Stress

Looking for ways to reduce stress? These relaxation techniques will have you finding relief in no time. We all get stressed out sometimes, but if it feels like stress seems to rule your days, it’s time to do something about it. Why is reducing stress so important? Because stress isn’t just problematic in the moment […]

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How to recover from being bullied.

How to Recover from Being Bullied* 1. Step away from any negative distractions. (Anyone who makes you feel horrible) 2. Make a connection to yourself. (Figuring out questions you answer) 3. Coming up with your own answers rather than having other people answer them. 4. Take the focus off of yourself and observe other people. […]

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