For the past few weeks, we have been giving tips to help the holidays remain a time of happiness and cheer. As a psychologist who works with many children and adolescents, I often hear about divorce. Youths often discuss verbal sparring of parents and caregivers, which can become especially problematic on the holidays. Or, I hear about the anxiety and fear of these fights occurring.
Month: December 2018
Last week, we discussed dealing with difficult personalities around the holidays. This week, we will be focusing on grief during the holiday season. Grief comes in many forms. Some folks may be experiencing the holidays following the passing of a dear loved one. Some people (like me) are far away from their loved ones. Some individuals grieve or become lonely because they do not have the stereotypical family or experiences featured on the overabundance of holiday commercials shown this time of year. When it comes to grief, experts recommend: Read more
Often I get questions from parents and other caregivers who are inquiring about assessments in our practice. Most commonly, …