developmental psychology

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: Hey Papa, Can I Buy GFUEL?

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World One believes because one’s conditioning trains them to do so. I could see this wholeheartedly in my son’s drive to have us buy GFuel, a new energy drink product. He is a gamer, the very demographic I am sure, is …

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Childhood Reaction and Divorce Mediation in Stockton, CA

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life,” J.K. Rowling Divorce. Anyone who has ever undergone it personally or witnessed their parents undertake it probably just cringed to their core at first sight of the word written. That single word can evoke terrible emotions or form the foundation of …

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To See Through the Eyes of a Child… What Dreams May Come?

Inspirational Quotes Children see magic Because they look for it… Christopher Moore History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. Nelson Mandela Parenting through Magical Means We are all teachers. We bare this title because if we have made it this far, we have done something that only …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: Therapy On Demand

Hope… To Dream with Conscious Intent

Inspirational Quotes Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. Willie Nelson A Father’s Guide to Wisdom To act with the intent of inspiring is a vocational calling. But as …

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The Mystery of Now… Nurturing the Passion Within

Inspiration There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Maya Angelou Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. Bill Keane A Father’s Guide to Wisdom As a father, I want nothing more for my children than to …

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Character: Through Perseverance, Success Achieved!

Inspiration Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller The Philosopher’s Corner The realization of Self is not a destination, it is a journey. The term Nirvana comes to mind here. The ontology of this term …

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Compassion: A Warm Welcome to Life

Inspiration If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama The Philosopher’s Corner Happiness. The most elusive, yet simplistic of all feelings. We all yearn for it, but few can ever achieve it over a prolonged period of time. Why is this the case? Our …

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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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My Personal Journey to Release Weight

It has been awhile since I have blogged on this. No, I didn’t give up. Things got interesting when COVID-19 Hit, and well, with the pick up in Mental Health business I had to do my part to respond. But the resolve has not ceased. In fact, with the onslaught of this biological pandemic, the …

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Inspiration: The Magical World of Parenting

Daily Inspiration Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull Practical Parenting One day into a California Coronavirus lockdown, but one week into my new …

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Genesis and Self: A Journey of Hope and Faith (Part 3)

Working the Paradox, Consciousness and I I am, or, am I? This question poses a dialectic dilemma. While individuals will ultimately answer this question personally, the journey that underlies the meaning behind this juxtaposition shows that numerous paths are available for consciousness to transcend its paradoxical nature. The verb to be connotes that an entity …

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