Childhood Development

Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective (Part 2)

Johnny: A Hypothetical Case of Depressive Symptoms This week, we continue our exploration of our hypothetical teenage boy, Johnny. While in our previous segment, Johnny was somewhat recluse to himself and falling short in his academic affairs, this week, we examine another presentation of depression. Over the past few weeks, Johnny has been showing more …

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Understanding Childhood Depression: A Depth Psychological Perspective

Childhood Depression A Hypothetical Case Presentation John is a 16-year-old male that has been recently home-schooled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. In 10th grade, John’s academics were superb, he made the honor roll with a 4.0 GPA, and he was active in high school sports. His passion was volleyball and water polo, and he …

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Practical Parenting: I’m Bored

I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while – that’s how they learn to be creative. Kim Raver My son recently came to me the other day, telling me, “Pappa, I’m bored.” My heart sank. As a psychotherapist, I know that boredom is the primary way children communicate their feelings …

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Practical Parenting: Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt?

Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt In this VLOG on Practical Parenting, Dr. Tom explores the reason why we hold onto past hurts. No, this is not a down trodden exploration of the problems that arise on the analyst’s couch. Instead, Dr. Tom frames past hurt as a cornerstone from which our practical parenting …

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Inspiration: Education – A Journey of Hope & Faith

Inspiration Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Practical Parenting – The Home-Schooling Perspective Homeschooling? Wow… It’s been twenty plus years and I swear, it was easier to be a kindergarten teacher …

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The Psychology Perspective: Thanksgiving for Newly Divorced Parents

Inspirational Quote After having children, life becomes about living beyond yourself; about being bigger and better. Jaclyn Smith The Psychology Perspective In this quote, Jaclyn Smith reminds us that when we have children, we need to move from an ego-centric viewpoint to a viewpoint inclusive of teaching our children the morals and values we hold …

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Mountains — River of Word Flow

I would highly recommend this book. Richard is a great story teller, in the tradition of the journeys we all undertake to navigate this story called life.

CREATE – Opening the Door to Healthy Communication with Your Children

  Have problems communicating with your children? We all do! Dr. Tom explores ways to overcome communication barriers with your child in order to promote positive values and healthy psychological development.

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