Got Devices? Wow, if we break the word de-vice down to its Latin base “de-vitium,” it literally translates to “concerning vice” (defect, crime, etc.). And we wonder why our children are so glued to their “personal device.” Aren’t we all in some way, shape or form glued to some (de)vice or another? As a psychotherapist,… Continue Reading
Dr. Thomas Maples of the Stockton Therapy Network explores how much screen time is enough for your children and ways you can use screen time to pass on family values.
Ah, What Humor There is in Parenting: Putting the Fun back in Dysfunctional. A Little Parenting Humor for Those Who May Need it Today!!!
Be the mother or father today that you want your children to be tomorrow (Dr. Tom) One of the common problems I see in my family practice is when parents try to determine what makes them a good parent. Questions such as “am I doing the right thing,” “is it my fault,” and “what can… Continue Reading
In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.
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 the fruits of my labor through the week. No matter what day of the week it is, there always seems to be a battle over… Continue Reading
Then God said: Let us make[a] human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth. (Genesis 1:26) Our family recently bought a new puppy. My… Continue Reading
Practical Parenting: An Interactive Forum with Dr. Tom is an open Youtube Live Forum with Dr. Tom Maples. Points of discussion are: Positive Parenting Procedures to Raise Healthy Children Setting Appropriate Boundaries and Rules to Help Your Child Find Optimal Success Establishing and Maintaining Family Values Positive and Negative Reinforcement Schedules for Household Rules How… Continue Reading
It was 6:15 AM. I was returning home from the gym to begin herding my children towards their first point of destination for the day. A quick bath, check. Assuring that 6 bags were packed and ready to go by the door, check. Dressing a nine and a five year old, check. Shoved two breakfast… Continue Reading
Practical Parenting: Fostering Your Children's Dreams. Dr. Tom explores what your # 1 job is as a Practical Parent: Dream and Dream Big!!!
The foundation of family values centers on the discipline we teach our children. However, discipline within itself is a difficult task for any parent to enact with their children. Lets face it, it’s hard enough to discipline ourselves, let alone try and force someone else into our value system. But this is the plight of… Continue Reading