Do Fathers Matter? Of Course They Do!
It’s so important these to
recognize that, even though many people may not be in an ideal situation and
still do very well, what’s generally best for children is to live with their
mother and father.
See our blog for a link to a salute to all of the dads, young, old, and
deceased, who made a difference in their children’s lives by just being there.
Important College Financial and Legal Info
There are some
legal and financial issues that should be addressed when your son or daughter
goes off to college. If your child has turned or will turn 18 during the next
year, she is legally an adult, and you, her parent, lose the legal authority to
make decisions on her behalf. That means that you have no legal right to see her
grades, to manage her finances (although you remain responsible for paying her
college tuition), or to make medical decisions or speak with her doctor. So,
before she goes off to college, consider asking her to sign some documents that
will allow you to continue to help your child.
published on our blog, comes to us from Gail Grand of TheCollegeAdvisor.net ,
located in Westlake Village, CA. Please take a look at her website for more
Asperger’s Looking Out” — a book review
Shiro Torquato, child psychologist, published a
review of an excellent book written for children, describing the differences
and strengths of children on the autism spectrum. She notes that the book
projects a very positive message of acceptance and understanding.
See her review on our blog, and let us know what you think.
Featured Therapist -- Meet
issue our featured therapist is Maureen Kaye, MA. She has had a wide
variety of experience, including specialized training in working with children,
couples and trauma. You can read more about her on our website on
her profile page.
Dental Anxiety or Phobia? Help is available!
Many people have a fear of dentists. Anxiety about dental visits is extremely
common, and may be related to having had a bad experience as a child, a painful
experience as an adult, or having a very sensitive nervous system that
translates mild discomfort into pain. If you believe that you have symptoms of
dental anxiety or dental phobia that keep you from taking care of your teeth,
please check out our
article on our website.
There are lots of ways that we can help, and what’s great is that none of them
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