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Youth Sports: 10 Reasons to Participate that Have Nothing to Do with Weight

Why Youth Sports? As someone who studied sport psychology before moving on to clinical, I learned the many benefits of youth sport participation. When children participate in sports, they mature physically, socially, and emotionally. What I find disturbing is a recent spate of advertising for youth sport touting weight loss as a motivation or primaryContinue reading Youth Sports: 10 Reasons to Participate that Have Nothing to Do with Weight

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Radical Acceptance – Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies

You’re so sick of saying the same things. “Marco, pick up your socks.” “Vanessa, stop hitting your brother.” “Monique, put down your phone and do your homework.” Sometimes, you sound like a broken record, complaining about the same things your child is or isn’t doing.  And the truth is, you just can’t take it anymore.Continue reading Radical Acceptance – Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies

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Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies

Parenting with DBT: A Skills-Based Approach No one told you parenting could be so challenging. You’re often overwhelmed and anxious, if not angry, sad, or feeling guilty. Raising kids is harder than you ever imagined. Often, it feels like you and your child on opposite teams, fighting for dominance or control. You want the bestContinue reading Parenting with DBT: A Series on Effective Parenting Strategies

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Mommy Drinking: How Wine-Mom Culture Has Normalized Alcohol Misuse

If you’re a mom, it’s hard to escape the “wine mom” memes, the ones that lightheartedly encourage you to drink because, woman, kids are tough.  Mommy drinking is real. There’s a Facebook page with over 700,000 followers called “Moms Who Need Wine.” Mothers kid that it’s always “wine o’clock,” get together for boozy play dates,Continue reading Mommy Drinking: How Wine-Mom Culture Has Normalized Alcohol Misuse