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How to Avoid Bedtime Struggles

July 26th, 2013
Mother of two young kids, Molly Skyar, interviews her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, a clinical psychologist, about best strategies for enforcing bedtime with young kids and how your parenting decisions today may affect your child as an adult. Molly: I received this question from ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Suzanne Phillips

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Suzanne PhillipsIn our monthly series, “Clinicians on the Couch,” therapists reveal the trials, triumphs and behind the scenes of being a therapist. They also share their stress-reducing tools and advice for leading a fulfilling life, among other fascinating tidbits. This ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions With Therapist Carla Naumburg

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions With Therapist Carla NaumburgOur “Clinicians on the Couch” series gives readers a rare glimpse into the professional and personal lives of therapists. They reveal everything from what it's like to conduct therapy to how they cope with stress. This month ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Elisha Goldstein

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Elisha GoldsteinIn our monthly series clinicians are the ones who take the couch to give readers a glimpse into their lives. They reveal everything from the professional -- such as their biggest hurdle when conducting therapy -- to the personal ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Marla Deibler

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Marla Deibler Ever wonder what clinicians really think about their work? How they navigate stressors? And the resources they recommend? In our monthly interview series, clinicians share slices from their professional and personal lives. They reveal the challenges and ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Ashley Eder

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Ashley EderIn our monthly series, mental health practitioners give us a peek into their professional and personal lives. They share everything from the surprises and challenges of conducting therapy to the biggest barriers for their clients. They also reveal ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Christina Hibbert

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Christina HibbertIn our monthly series, clinicians share the behind-the-scenes of their work and life. They talk about what it’s like to conduct therapy -- the surprises, trials and triumphs -- and how they personally cope with stress. They also ...

Is School a Healthy Place for Your Child?

Is School a Healthy Place for Your Child?It continues to amaze me that contemporary parents who are so concerned about their children's health and safety continue to ignore all the evidence that school is increasingly an unhealthy place for ...

Therapists Spill: The Moment I Realized I Am Enough

Therapists Spill: The Moment I Realized I Am EnoughMany of us feel like we have to earn our self-worth. Maybe we need to net a hefty paycheck. Maybe we need to have a pricey home. Maybe we need ...

10 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Life

Therapists Spill: 10 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your LifeYou don’t need an overhaul to improve the quality of your life. Just a few steps can help to boost your well-being and make ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Jeffrey Sumber

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Jeffrey Sumber Every month we interview a different clinician about everything from practicing therapy to leading a meaningful life. This month we had the pleasure of talking to Jeffrey Sumber, MA, a psychotherapist, marriage counselor and life coach. Below, ...

Exploring Your Dreams: Q&A with Robert Moss

Exploring Your Dreams: Q&A with Robert MossDreams can provide us with a wealth of information. But many of us dismiss our dreams. Robert Moss encourages individuals to embrace their dreams and better understand them. Below, Moss explains why understanding our dreams is so important, how ...

Teens Need A PR Director

Teens Need A PR DirectorThe long-standing popular image of teenagers is that they are rebellious, self-centered, risk-taking, and don't want anything to do with their parents. It is a time to search out one's identity, travel with the pack, and reject family values. But this ...

Moving and Young Children

Moving and Young ChildrenMoving day. Such excitement! Such distress! An event nearly every family experiences a few times, if not more. The impact on children is as varied as their personalities. But a few guidelines might be helpful. One 4-year-old boy, whose family had moved ...

Q&A: Disciplining a Challenging Preschool Child

Q&A: Disciplining a Challenging Preschool ChildQ: My son is four years old and he rules the house. His first response to everything is “No!” Getting him dressed, getting him to eat breakfast, getting him off to nursery school or day care ...

Sensitive Children Who Develop Significant Anxiety

Sensitive Children Who Develop Significant AnxietyIn recent months I happened to work with a number of elementary-age children who had developed anxiety symptoms such as resistance to separation, excessive worrying, nightmares, restricted activity, and "meltdowns." They were all very bright, creative ...

Sexuality and Marital Intimacy

Sexuality and Marital Intimacy A good marriage is best friends with passion. Without the passion, you just have a friendship. For some, being companions is sufficient. But for most, it is not. One of the major casualties of the harried pace of ...

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Ryan Howes

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Ryan HowesEvery month we chat with one clinician about everything from the trials and triumphs of being a therapist to his or her advice for leading a meaningful life. This month we had the pleasure of talking to ...

Money and Your Children

Money and Your ChildrenFrom small allowances for young children to bank accounts and credit cards for college students, parents have many questions and various beliefs about how to try to teach their children about money. Like most parenting issues, the key to success ...

Adolescent Tragedies and My Teenager

Adolescent Tragedies and My TeenagerOnce again I am writing about a terrible tragedy. Fifteen dead children. Fifteen lives ended prematurely and violently. An entire community that will not recover for generations. An entire nation searching for answers that ...

What Death Can Teach Us about Life

What Death Can Teach Us about LifeI attended a funeral the other week for the husband of one of my colleagues. He was a relatively young man, only three years older than me. I did not know him very well but wished I had known ...

Life is Full of Transitions

Life is Full of TransitionsRetirement: "removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business;" "withdrawal into privacy or seclusion." No wonder this word retirement seems so inappropriate as a description of what I, and many others, am in the process of doing. I will no longer be ...

How Can I Improve Intimacy in My Marriage?

How Can I Improve Intimacy in My Marriage?It has become too common a refrain: There isn't enough time. This is the excuse put forth by so many couples that I speak to in workshops and in my office. Wives and husbands are pleading that ...