By: Lia Parisyan, Writer. Perfectionism is a quality that’s often lauded as a virtue. Yet perfectionism that’s maladaptive can have unhealthy consequences for your child or teen in both the short-term and long-run. Parents want the best for the kids, but how high are you setting your expectations? Are your standards realistic? Your child is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Robert Schmidt, M.A. “My name is Robert and I’m an addict.” In the 10 plus years that I have been clean and sober I have made that statement about myself out loud hundreds of time before speaking about personal experiences regarding substance abuse and recovery processes. That one phrase is both introduction to a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Robert Schmidt, M.A. What do we mean when we use the word “recovery” in regards to substance abuse rehabilitation? Generally speaking, this word suggests something different than words like “sobriety” or “abstinence” do. Saying that an individual is in recovery usually implies that he or she is actively working some solution based program to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. We’re living in a violent world. Each time you log on to your computer, turn on the news, or check your social media feed there seems to be another devastating headline. Violence seems to be an inescapable and terrible fact of modern life. Sometimes, you can’t help yourself thinking: another day, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. Today, parents are involved in their children’s lives more than ever before. While it’s important to care about your child’s happiness and development, too much micromanagement can set him or her up for failure in the long run. Believe it or not, micromanagement is lazy parenting. Yes, lazy. You’re probably thinking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. Helicopter Parenting is a term coined by Dr. Haim Ginott in 1969, and is used to describe a parent that is overly focused on and involved in his or her child’s life. Do you find yourself questioning your child’s every move? Are you constantly hovering over everything he or she is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym, Ph.D. Send your child away is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make as a parent. There are so many questions that will run through your mind as you weight the pros and cons, and ultimately decide “yes” or “no.” There is no magic formula, no special test, or an […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Carol Maxym Ph.D. Many of us are familiar with the boiling frog metaphor. Below, you’ll see how kids and teens use different tactics such as intimidation and manipulation to create chaos and unhappiness. HOW TO BOIL A FROG RECIPE 1. Place a frog in large pot of cool water. Place the pot on stove. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.