Posts in Parenting
Co-regulation: Adolescents

Adolescence is a time when the body and brain undergo major changes. This brings about both trials and benefits for self-regulation. Brain systems responsible for emotions and sought rewards are more developed than their counterpart, cognitive control system. The cognitive control is responsible for good decision making and future planning.

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Parenting Throughout Our Children's Development

“It’s hard because I know you need me less and less.” As the words left my mouth, I instinctively knew they were wrong, yet I had been holding onto them as the truth.

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OFFICER YOU HAVE TO ARREST HER!

“Officer you have to arrest her!” Like most good stories, this one starts with someone suggesting I should be arrested. But before I share this story, let’s talk about how my confidence never waned despite the rather unusual circumstances.

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Teens' Social Media Use!

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook… So now you know the major social media platforms, but now what? Many parents come in my office confused about their adolescent’s social media us. Questions such as, “Is it okay for them?” “Is it hurting them?” “Should you be monitoring their use?” are frequently asked. Well the short answer is “yes” for all of the questions, but the long answer is a bit more complicated.

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How Emotion Coaching Can Help Your Child’s Behavior

These two kids have taught me more about emotion coaching than the 15 years of experience of child counseling, evaluations, and advanced degrees. Read below to learn some of the things that being a mother has taught me to help me with my clients.

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