Introduction I have written a large number of published and electronic articles on Practical Parenting over the years. Having two decades of experience in the healing profession of psychology, being a co-chair of a family law firm, and working with thousands of children during this time, I have seen the ill effects that two parties… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
Dr. Tom explores the family value of respect as it relates to the ability we have to foster trust in our strengths and capacity to overcome our weaknesses.
Ever wonder how you can raise successful children who become functionally independent? Ever wonder what the secret is to raising, happy, healthy children?
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Summer Fun does not need to be expensive. Dr. Tom shows an example of great fun in the backyard that won't break the bank.
Do Your Kids Ever Get Anxious? Ever Wonder How to Help Them. Dr. Tom Explores.
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!!!
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love… Continue Reading
In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.