Tag Archives: child psychology

Do Coping Mechanisms Always Come Back to Bite Us?

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  Coping mechanisms are attitudes and behaviors we rely on to deal with stress and mediate life’s circumstances. They will always cause us more problems than they started out helping to the extent that they are efforts to deny or … Continue reading

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Children Should Have a Dream

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Dreams Aren’t Just For Fairy Tales! Children burdened with anxiety are often not able to embrace the idea of having a dream.  For these children, dreams are seen as a source of stress and potential failure.  They may be receiving … Continue reading

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The Cure for Stuck

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As a therapist I often see children who are “stuck.”  These are children who are trapped in anger, rage, and depression.   When parents ask me what they can do, I often suggest a simple starting point.  “Play with your child.”  … Continue reading

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