Read this great article about being a good sport when playing a sport featuring our own child therapist, Hilary Katz, LCSW. http://phillyfamily.com/2015/09/good-sport-finding-sport/
1. Clarify with your children the difference between basic expectations and situational rewards.
2. Make clear what chores need to be done daily as part of their routine. I.e.: make bed; put clothes in hamper, dishes in sink. Create a poster in a shared space that lists family expectations. Remind the kids everyone plays an important role […]
1.the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
2.ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
Fostering Resilience Throughout Our Lifetime
positive beliefs in your abilities. Remind yourself of your strengths.
Free write a list
Ask friends and family what they see as […]
Loosing a Loved One
Loss of a loved one can happen in different ways, e.g., break up of a relationship, someone moves far away. The most
devastating is through death. When someone you’re close with dies, it could feel like your whole world crashing in. Constant feelings of sadness, loss, loneliness, despair, and anger are often […]
Relationships can be extremely rewarding. They can also be a source of stress especially when you don’t feel understood or that your opinion matters. Communication is an important aspect of a
rewarding relationship. Listening is essential to effective communication.
Listening is a Skill
Listening is an important skill to learn. Take a moment and think about […]
Adolescence can be an exciting and
challenging time for the entire family.
How you parent a teen is different from how you were parenting. Though the teen years may be filled with
arguing and wondering, “what happened to my kid and when will she be
back?” You can cultivate a healthy and
rewarding relationship with your teen.
Keep the following […]
This reading list was created by Hilary Katz, MSW, LSW, specially for children dealing with medical problems, with an emphasis on intestinal issues. Both children and parents can develop a greater understanding of the child’s issues and learn how to cope.
Clouds and Clocks A Story For Children Who Soil
by Matthew Galvin, MD and […]
Parents want to understand how to support their child through a divorce or separation. Hilary Katz, MSW, LSW, put together this list of recommended reading for parents to help them relate to and understand their children through this difficult time.
What in the World Do You Do when Your Parents Divorce?: A Survival Guide for […]
Kids with Aspergers can understand that they’re different from other children. As parents you want to help your child understand this in a positive way. Hilary Katz, MSW, LSW. put together this list of recommended kids’ books to help parents support their children.
by Debbie Wagenbach
Proud Of Our Feelings
by Lindsay Leghorn
When My […]
In a family system, there are three primary relationships: The couple, the parent-child, and the sibling relationship. Having appropriate and healthy boundaries within these relationships is imperative, especially when it comes to the parent-child relationship, and that can mean the difference between healthy development and problematic developmental experiences.
Appropriate boundaries provide kids with structure […]