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9/11 Giving Back and Emotionally Remembering

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Maybe find a clever card to thank your local station firefighters. In 2010 congress declared September 11th the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Each year hundreds remember the tragedy of 9/11, where they were when they experienced the tragedy, images seen, people lost, and lives changed. Therapists have known for years about the “anniversary […]

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Patricia Speaks About Infidelity for Kidsinthehouse.com

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Experiencing an affair is very difficult for parents. Complicated feelings cloud intellect, making it hard to address what is happening with your child. Seeing people in my practice for affairs motivated me to speak about infidelity for Kidsinthehouse.com. In the 6 videos for Kids In The House, I review ways you can talk to you child about what […]

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Summer Time Art Activity: Chalk Spray

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Art is a tool parents can use to bond with their child. Ensuring that the art activities you provide for your child are age appropriate is important. If a child’s development is too ahead of a project they will be bored. Excessive boredom leads to insecurity and disinterest. If a child’s developmental abilities are too […]

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Sneak Peak Book Review: Having One Child….Or None

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There’s a reason why studies show a decline in happiness when someone becomes a parent, having a child means a loss in freedom. For better or worse, that isn’t an easy adjustment. Therefore being a parent is not for everyone. Making the decision to have one, two, three, or four children should not happen quickly. […]

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Minimize Summer Stress

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What stress and the summer?!?! Many think its not possible, but in reality most people do experience a slight increase of stress during the summer months. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. The kids are out of school. For parents summer means filling in the gap of school. School provides kids structure and […]

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Mother’s Day Volunteering: Art and Attachment

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  Yesterday I volunteered at the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force’s event “Speak Up When You’re Down”. This event for low income families was in honor of Maternal Health Awareness Month and Mother’s Day 2013. I decided to educate families on how to use art as a tool for attachment and bonding. […]

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Even Mad Men Don Draper Can’t Escape the Past

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No matter how successful or attractive he is, one thing becomes clearer and clearer, even Mad Men Don Draper can’t escape his past. Flashbacks in Season 6 of Mad Men reinforce the fact that Don’s behaviors in the present are a result of the past. By showing us a young Don’s experiences surrounding sex, we […]