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6 Strategies to Help Your Child Build Self-Advocacy Skills

everloop-brings-new-social-network-for-tweens-to-56-000-schools-82dc28b296As tweens enter middle school they are expected to manage increased responsibility and independence. Included in this set of expectations is their ability to self-advocate.

Self-advocacy refers to an individual’s ability to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate or assert his or her own interests, desires, needs and rights. It involves making informed decisions and taking responsibility for those decision.

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8 Strategies for Dealing with an Ex- with ADHD

stock-footage-parents-talking-each-other-sitting-on-the-sofa-while-their-children-playing-on-the-floor-at-homeAs challenging as it was when you were married to your ex with ADHD, at least when you were married you could manage things and hopefully that meant compensating for your ex’s ADHD difficulties. Trying to manage your children’s belongings and schedule when they are with your ex who has ADHD can make the problem exponentially worse.

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Separation Training

2006-08-28-002With anticipation and excitement I will greet them after a week away with their father for the first leg of their summer vacation. But how much do I focus on what they are doing now, without me and if they are having fun?

When my kids go away to visit my ex-husband, their father, the older they get the more I feel a stray. The emptiness in the house is loud and forceful. I try with all my might not to take it in; to hold my breath and not to inhale the stale desperation that lives and grows with every moment of their absence. Their visitation sometimes feels like I am in training for the ultimate separation -their life beyond living with me.

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10 Tips for Divorced Parents Seeking a Parenting Coordinator

628x471As a divorced parent and a psychologist who works with divorced parents, I have experience on many levels with Parenting Coordinators. Parenting Coordinators are relatively new roles used by the family court to resolve disputes regarding parenting decisions.

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6 Strategies to Help Parents Communicate About Sex

154670-158583There’s no longer the one big talk when communicating about sexuality with children.

The one-time birds and the bees discussion is a thing of the past. Research indicates that parentswho talk to their children at younger ages about sexuality de-stigmatize the topic and have more influence over children’s sexual behavior as they get older.

Here are 6 strategies to help parents talk about sexuality with their children:

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4 Areas of Challenge for All Teens Today

middle-adolescenceIn the age of technology and social media never before has it been more important for parents to understand teenage brains and how they function. Teen age brains are plagued with impulsivity and reactivity; not a good combination for making smart choices about drugs and alcohol, social media,time management and sexuality. Lack of strong executive functioning skills results in teenage brains producing unrealistic thoughts. When parents join in with that unreality, they are failing their children.

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The Three C’s of Couplehood: Connection, Communication and Chemistry

images“The relationship is the foundation of the family, and so if people can have a really solid relationship, everything is going to work better in the family… the paramount goal is to have a solid partnership between two parents” says Dr. Kate.  Join Dr. Kate in her podcast to hear more about the three C’s of couplehood: connection, communication and chemistry.

 

http://www.idopodcast.com/dr-kate-roberts/

 

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