Communication

A new study from Duke University found (as expected) that technology use can lead to increases in attention, behavior, and self-regulation problems in adolescents, but some positive outcomes to technology use were found as well. On days that adolescents spent more time using digital technologies, they were also less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Validation is key to building a strong relationship with your child. When children experience invalidation, their self-esteem decreases, as does their trust in you. Many parents, teachers and professionals in a child's life don't realize the tremendous power their words have. "You should do ...." "Why didn't you...." "You should be more like...", are all roadblocks in learning and connecting with your child. When we practice validation skills, we show children that emotions matter and that we are here for them.

As the summer is coming to an end, it is time for parents and kids to start thinking about heading back to school. Many children...

An interesting article in the most recent Monitor on Psychology (July/August 2014) highlighted a problem which we may all be familiar with. The problem, stuttering,...

Parenthood is not an easy job.  It is one of the most important jobs, we all know.  Frequently, at Hartstein Psychological Services, we discuss the...

Therapeutic relationships have many similarities to other relationships that individuals have in their lives. They work best if they are built on a foundation of...

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and...

The holidays bring about many positive feelings. Family time including dinners, vacations and cultural and religious celebrations can bring us closer together with loved ones...