Posts Tagged ‘children’

17 Nov

How to Talk to Your Children about Public Catastrophes

This post was written by Kenneth Covelman, Ph.D., Director of Masters in Family Therapy Program, Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University. It was originally published on the TJU blog and re-posted here with the author's permission.  In the age of social media and the… Read More

4 Feb

How I get through my January Malaise

I sent my second college age daughter back to school last Sunday and I’m feeling SAD; you? Every year around this time, after the holiday fun and festivities, the extra boost of love and warmth from being surrounded by friends and family has ended, I… Read More

6 Nov

Fall: A Season of Change and Transitioning

Staff therapist Emma Steiner, MSW, LCSW, MFT  specializes  Fall is here. Although television commercials have been announcing the return of Fall since mid-summer, it is finally undeniable that the season is changing. This change can mean a lot of different things for different people. For… Read More

27 Aug

Tips for Talking to Kids About Tragedy

Ferguson. Newtown. Earthquakes. Robin Williams.  It's hard to know what to say, how to say it and when to say it, especially when trying to explain difficult topics to little minds. Here are some things to be mindful of when trying to make sense of… Read More

19 Aug

Back-to-School Blues

Jeff Beers, LMFT is a former Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships. He now serves as Staff Therapist and Manager of Operations and Program Development at Menergy, an intervention, treatment, training and education program working to stop harmful behavior and intimate partner violence. Fall brings… Read More

12 Aug

Countdown to Kindergarten-5 Easy Steps to Ease the Transition

So, your young child has graduated from pre-school and will soon be attending Kindergarten. Or perhaps your child did not attend pre-school and they are preparing for their first significant block of time away from you. First of all, Congratulations Mom and Dad! You have… Read More

18 Mar

Parenting and Stress Management

Parenting is hard. No question about it. Just look around and you can see parents screaming at their kids, scowling silently or perhaps close to tears. Children have a way of getting into the deepest and most primal part of our psyches. When we least… Read More

27 Feb

Kids and Abuse

Given recent reports of events on college campuses, sexually inappropriate behavior is at the forefront of many minds. As a psychologist who specializes in problematic and abusive sexual behavior, I work with both perpetrators and survivors, as well as their families. The damage done to… Read More

19 Sep

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

When my adult daughter introduced us happily to her significant other, it was practically love at first sight. The two seemed a natural match, not only for one another, but also to my husband and myself. While the two navigated the ups and downs of… Read More

18 Jul

Coming of Age

There is a time in our children's lives when their separation from us is not only inevitable, but also sanctioned by society. The coming of age rituals observed by many cultures and religious groups are a public acknowledgement of the emotional differentiation that our children… Read More