Category: Preschool

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

July 22, 2020

Rob Adams, Psy.D. We are wired to want to be good at what we do, including our job as a parent, but what do we do if it doesn’t always come naturally? Some Dads love to talk…

Tips to Help Dads (and Moms) Engage with Preschoolers

Dealing With Picky Eaters

July 10, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. At many stages of development, “picky eating” is very normal and can be expected. Kids may need to be exposed to a new food 20 times before they decide if they like it.…

Dealing With Picky Eaters

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

June 24, 2020

By Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. It’s easy to recognize that a child hiding behind a parent’s leg, trying to disappear from a friendly stranger’s questions, may be feeling shy and a little anxious at that moment. It’s also…

Why Is My Anxious Kid So Angry?

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

June 15, 2020

by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. Most parents want their kids to grow up, move out and be able to support themselves financially and emotionally. Why then, is it so hard for parents to raise confident kids who are competent…

4 Phrases Parents Can Say to Raise Capable and Confident Kids

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

May 22, 2020

Do you ever feel as if parenting your children is like riding a roller coaster?  At one point you are enjoying your child and the next you are wondering what ever happened to your sweet little girl…

Children’s Growth – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Mindful Parenting

May 12, 2020

by Rob Adams, Psy.D. Being a psychologist who works with kids, people assume that I am an expert at parenting. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. I have my own weaknesses, and parenting is really hard sometimes. One of…

Mindful Parenting

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”

May 4, 2020

Excerpt by Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. When our kids have “big feelings,” intense emotional reactions to a situation, we as parents can end up having big feelings, too. Our kids can pull feelings and emotional reactions from us. Most…

Your Child’s “Big Feelings”

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

April 15, 2020

Some children are “easy.” They are predictable, calm and approach most new experiences in a positive way. Other children can be more difficult, unable to manage their emotional experiences and expression with ease. When a child’s personality…

Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

What Children Can’t Do…Yet

April 7, 2020

When working with young children, keep in mind what they are ready for and what they are not; what they can do and what they are unable to do… yet. I can’t share.Children use possession of objects…

What Children Can’t Do…Yet

Creative Parenting Tips for Getting Through the Day

April 1, 2020

Sarah Saunders, M.A., LPCC / Meghan Barlow & Associates Before kids, getting out of the house in a timely fashion was a struggle. When I add in a newborn and toddler, well, now it’s a disaster. I…

Creative Parenting Tips for Getting Through the Day