Parenting Tag

We all grow up with certain expectations: I am going to have this job; I’m going to marry this person; I’m going to have this many kids, etc. It’s normal to dream or wish for certain things in our future. Sometimes, we achieve what we set out to do and sometimes, we have to change course. At what point must we take a step back and relinquish control of this idea of the “perfect life?” At what point must we work toward  acceptance of “what is?”
It’s important to be understanding – even when you don’t get where you child is coming from. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it over something that seems so minor. The same could be said for sometimes not getting it when it comes to what our family or friends are going through.
The emotional environment of the family has long been thought crucial to adolescent development. Parents, in particular, are essential during the teen years for providing guidance and support that fosters the successful transition from childhood to adulthood.

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...

As child therapists, we at Hartstein Psychological Services are very well-versed in the ins and outs and ups and downs of behavioral parenting techniques. Some...

The emotional environment in which a child is raised impact’s their ability to manage their emotions, control their behavioral urges, and feel confident in their...

“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...