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  • Tips for Helping Kids Handle Their Emotions

    Like all human beings, children are ruled by their emotional right brain and their logical left brain. Helping children to understand and integrate both sides of their brain equips them with an invaluable tool that enables them to lead a more balanced, emotionally stable, and mentally healthy life.

  • How To Bully Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience

    The primary step in helping our children persevere when being bullied or facing other sources of trauma is equipping them with a solid foundation of emotional resilience by ensuring that they feel accepted at home.

  • Five Things You Don’t Expect When You’re Expecting: How Parenthood Impacts Your Mental Health

    One of the worst parts of going through the roller coaster ride of having a child is the feeling that so many parents have that they are unique in their struggles and unlike all other parents. Too often, new parents feel alone in their lows, and therefore, unworthy of their highs. By recognizing that certain struggles are, in fact, shared by most parents, we can allow ourselves to be more curious, introspective, and compassionate toward ourselves, as we face the challenges that come with parenting.

  • How to be a good parent: It’s all about you!

    Research has shown that the one thing a person can do to be a better parent is to focus on developing him or herself.

The truth is there are many methods of raising children that are perfectly healthy. Yet, as parents, there is one thing that will impact our children above all else, and that is how we feel within ourselves. How we parent is based, not only on the conditions of our own childhood, but on how we adapted to these conditions. We may resolve to be different or do better with our own kids, then find ourselves falling into the exact same patterns that hurt us. Alternately, we may try to compensate for our parents’ mistakes and wind up treating our kids in ways that are misattuned or unreflective of our true nature. In order to be the best parents we can be, we have to be in touch with the struggles we face within ourselves. Here you can learn helpful tools and advice on how to develop yourself to become a better parent.

The Inner Voice in Child Abuse

A powerful examination of the vital link that is primarily responsible for the repetition of both physical and emotional child abuse from one generation to the next. This program contains personal revelations concerning the core issues involved in the mistreatment ...

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The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships

by Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. Joyce Catlett, M.A. Forward by Jon Carson PsyD, Ed, ABPP. This work is an attempt to explain the source of destructive behavior and how it manifests itself in personal relationships between couples, families and in ...

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The Fantasy Bond

by Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. Foreword by R.D. Laing, M.D. Based on 28 years of research into the problem of resistance, this book offers a consistently developed set of hypotheses centering around the concept of the “fantasy bond,” an illusion ...

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Ambivalent Feelings All Parents Have

Like it or not, all parents have ambivalent feelings toward their children. Child development expert Joyce Catlett talks about where these feelings come from and how we can best deal with them in ourselves without hurting our children.  

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Emotional Hunger

While loving our children is healthy, dependency or “emotional hunger” toward our kids can be harmful to their development. Child development expert Joyce Catlett discusses the distinction between hunger versus love and the negative effects of over-relying on our children ...

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