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Posts Tagged ‘family’

What Is the Parent’s Role When Their Child is in Counseling?

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By Billy Weaks, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

Over the past few years I have worked with many children, on issues such as anger management, depression, anxiety amongst others, and whether the child is 8 or 18, being able to effectively and appropriately communicate what they are thinking and feeling is one of my primary goals.… Read the rest →

Family Time: How to Do It Well

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By Mary Hockett, MA Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

Why is it that families are suffering from so much stress in our society today? Why are so many children anxious and angry? Why are parents so frustrated at their children? What is happening that teachers and social workers must meet moms or dads at the curb as they coax their child out of the car to get to their school classroom?… Read the rest →

How To Launch Your Kids (Out of Your House)

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

How To Launch Your KidsYears ago, I had a sit-down with my kids. The conversation was brief. First, I told my son he was moving out of the house and getting his own place on September 1, 2019.… Read the rest →

Parenting Teens About Performance-Based Stress

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Parenting Teens About StressPeople are often surprised when I tell them how much pressure many kids in DuPage County face. They picture the area as quiet and idyllic, a welcome break from the noise of Chicago.

In some ways, they’re right. There are wonderful communities here filled with families and parents who try as best they can.… Read the rest →

5 Musts for Any Parent of a Depressed Child

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It’s so difficult to be the parent of child who battles depression. On top of the pain associated with the knowledge that they’re in pain, many parents also feel personal shame that their child is not “normal,” or that they might have failed them in some way.… Read the rest →

The Secret to Getting to Know Your Children

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Using these simple tips can bring you and your children closer together.

Do you know what your children like to do in their free time? The hobbies they enjoy when you’re not around? You might be surprised how many parents don’t. Taking an active interest in your child’s life not only helps their emotional growth, but it just might become one of the most satisfying parts of your life as well.… Read the rest →