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Re-learning How to Sleep

A huge part of every parents’ job when their child is in treatment is to prepare for their return home. You’re a better parent (and employee, and friend, and everything) when you’re taking good care of yourself, so self-care is a critical part of that preparation. Sleep is at the core of self care; so now’s a great time to practice good sleep habits. Here are a few tips to help you take care of your main nighttime parenting responsibility: sleeping!

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Willpower Exercises for Struggling Teens

According to Dr. Kelly McGongal, a health psychologist and Stanford University instructor, self control isn’t something you either have or don’t have. It’s a strength that can be developed over time; like a muscle, your self control can be exercised to make it stronger. She also reminds us that lapses are normal and should be treated as such; normalizing these failings can help them have less power to discourage us…less power to push us deeper into victimhood.

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Neuroscience of Transitioning Home from Residential Treatment

For several years I have been giving presentations on how brain development and the process of learning can help us understand and improve therapy in residential care. I have been able to apply the principles of learning and memory in areas of parenting and bringing about positive change in people’s lives.  When I was recently asked…

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Family Therapy Video Calls: How To

Following is part 1 in a 3 part series about using video calls in family therapy: Robert Zemeckis painted a picture of 2015 in Back to the Future 2, with flying cars, hoverboards, automated houses and video calls.  While I’m still waiting to ride a hoverboard, the technology of video calling is readily available for…

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Childish vs. Childlike in Inner Child Work

Imagine a three-year-old (let’s say his name is Joe) playing with a playmate (perhaps Mike).  Joe and Mike are playing contentedly with toy trucks in the sand when Mike decides he likes Joe’s toy better and takes it from him.  What is Joe’s reaction?  Perhaps he tries to take it back and the two argue over the toy.  Mike…

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