In my previous article, “How to Mother a Middle Schooler: Spoiler Alert, You Already Know!” I spoke of the similarities among the toddler years and tween years. I also addressed how your middle schooler or “tween” has a desire to fit in with peers, (hence they whine, “Everyone has a phone but me!”) and their desire for more independence at ...READ MORE »
As a child and adolescent therapist in Washington, DC, a middle school guidance counselor, and a mother, I find that moms frequently ask me for tips and strategies to manage their changing (and challenging) relationship with their middle schooler. Often I hear questions like these:
“Should I get her a phone? If I do, how much freedom should I let her ...READ MORE »
The holidays can be an exciting and joyous time for many- filled with family, gift-giving and receiving, and a much awaited break from school and work. Yet for so many people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, the holidays can be a challenging and emotional time of year. As a therapist working with DC and ...READ MORE »
It has officially arrived- holiday season 2019! Is it just me or has this year flown by? This time of year can bring upon feelings of excitement, joy, and love. It can also bring upon feelings of anxiety. Through all the travel, family gatherings, and breaks from school/work, some of our children may experience difficulty.
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