My Parenting Bookshelf

My Parenting Bookshelf

When my first child was born and we were being discharged from the hospital, I remember having this overwhelming sense of responsibility and a healthy dose of fear. I remember asking the nurses if they were sure we were ok to go and didn’t they need to check to make sure we at least installed

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The Nurturing Father

The Nurturing Father

Family Therapy Sterling, VA In my work as a therapist, I have had the privilege to work with and know many fathers who are engaged in their children’s lives and in nurturing them to become emotionally healthy individuals. In a culture that often portrays dads as either insensitive, bumbling fools or angry, vigilante protectors, it can

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Calming Your Anxious Child

Calming Your Anxious Child

Child Therapy Sterling VA The first day of school for many children is filled with excitement and hope, but for many others, the start of school brings with it anxious thoughts and feelings. For some children this may appear obvious with voiced worries, anxious habits, and loads of tears. For others, anxiety may manifest itself

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Cleaning up the Whine

Cleaning up the Whine

Family Therapy Sterling VA “I’m so bored!”, “Ew, what is that? I don’t like broccoli!”, “That’s not fair!” Ah, the sounds of summer break have begun in my house. Can you relate? A negative attitude can place a strain on any relationship. As a parent you may wonder if your generally sweet, thoughtful children have

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