Inspiration: To Be a Friend Is To Listen

To Be a Friend… You Must Listen. What’s Your Friendship Story for the Week?

Spiritual Being: Making Meaning through Purpose

Inspirational Quote. Find your Purpose and Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams! The Stockton Therapy Network and Dr. Thomas Maples.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. (Nelson Mandela)

Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self-Realized Potential

Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self Potential: Dr. Tom gives his thoughts on the powers that dreams have on our daily lives, and explores ways to use these to promote Self … Continue reading Dreams: A Cornerstone for Self-Realized Potential

Practical Parenting: Fight, Flight, and Handling Childhood Emotions

Has your child ever tested boundaries? Has your child ever walked away from you, and out of the corner of your eye, you still see that they are viewing to … Continue reading Practical Parenting: Fight, Flight, and Handling Childhood Emotions

Practical Parenting: Why Do We Yell at our Children Anyways?

Ah, Monday! Time to get up and herd the children to get ready for school. Yay, Friday!!! Time to herd the children to school, get to work, and then enjoy … Continue reading Practical Parenting: Why Do We Yell at our Children Anyways?

Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout … Continue reading Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult … Continue reading Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

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Depth Psychology, and Theoretical Approaches to Childhood Development: Siddhartha, Evolutionary Theory, & Psychological Attachment

Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.

Tending the Garden: Childhood Reaction to a Family Divided

As a family therapist, I oftentimes see children who have been labeled by their schools,  parents, or other professional parties involved in their life with behavioral disturbances. What is not … Continue reading Tending the Garden: Childhood Reaction to a Family Divided