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Peer Pressure: Parents, Here is What You Didn’t Know...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
By Michelle Garrett, MS, LMFT When our children are little, we are the most powerful influence in their lives.As our children grow, however, we begin to watch our level of influence decrease.As kids enter school, their peers gain in influence over them.As they begin to move into the world, socially, academically, and hobbies and sports, it is completely natural for them to grow in inde ... Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By: Michael Cross, Licensed Professional Counselor Back to school is upon us once again and it can be both an exciting time for some students and a period of high anxiety for others. We obviously love to see our students be ready and motivated for school because Lord knows we, as parents, have been waiting all summer for this time! But what about the students who are dreading the sch ... Read More

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Competency Training Program

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Brandon Schmidt, LMFT Transforming Life Counseling Center continues its efforts to train clinical members and to expand our clinical knowledge. As Proverbs 27: 17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Therapists from TLCC come together on a weekly basis to fulfill this truth from Scripture. We build relationships with one another, we tra ... Read More

Circle of Security Parenting Series

Friday, October 06, 2017
By Caleb Scoville, MS, LPC “My advice to parents is not to miss an opportunity to show affection to their babies” -Mary Ainsworth (Developmental psychologist and attachment expert) Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that caring relationships and positive parenting builds resilience and strength in our children and us. Research also demonstrates co ... Read More

Kids and the Internet

Saturday, June 24, 2017
by Kevin Tutty, M.A. A young boy is playing is playing his video game after school. Completely immersed in the game, his Mom tells him it is time to stop and set the table before dinner. He says back, “OK.” Ten minutes later, his Mom yells at him to stop playing and asks him to set the table. The boy replies, “You don’t have to yell at me!” When his Mom says that she asked him ten m ... Read More

Kid’s Summer Bucket List Ideas!!!

Friday, June 23, 2017
by Michelle Garrett, MS, LMFT Summer is in full swing and, you may have already heard the words, “Mom, I’m bored…there's nothing to do.” As a Mom, sometimes I come up empty handed. And, not that boredom is a bad thing, because it often leads to creativity. But, just in case, here are a few ideas to add to your Parental Treasure Box of Ideas. Additionally, you can give point ... Read More

Parents, Stop Helping Your Kids!

Thursday, June 01, 2017
by Brandon Schmidt, MA, LMFT-S, PCIT As parents, we would do anything for our children. We would climb the highest mountain and we would swim the deepest depths because we want the best for them. Our children are our responsibility and we hope that we are raising them to be healthy individuals who will be productive members of society. However, even with the best intentions, our chi ... Read More

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