Practical Parenting: An Interactive Parenting Forum with Dr. Tom & The Stockton Therapy Network

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


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 the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early… Continue Reading


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 seen, or is oftentimes overlooked by these parties is the effects family  stress has on the development of emotional conflicts that underlie their problematic behaviors. While… Continue Reading