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Why Narcisists Dislike Empathy

  1. How To Teach Your Child Empathy

    Posted By: erin on January 21 2019, 3:58 PM

    Raising a child who is conscientious is the goal. A child who truly cares about the way his or her actions impact others is, generally, a child with solid character. Usually this type of child feels immediate and deep remorse after a mistake and works hard to make it right. A deep streak of empathy […]

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  2. Being Fearless

    Posted By: erin on January 21 2019, 3:51 PM

    Last week a client confessed that she was plagued with worry about an upcoming speaking engagement. While sharing her anxieties she explained that the speaker who was presenting before her was a charismatic and popular presenter. Although my client was committed to her topic, her faith in the subject had recently waned. In addition, her […]

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  3. When You Can’t Get Closure

    Posted By: erin on August 21 2018, 2:53 PM

    How to move forward after conflict. Posted Aug 15, 2018 Resolving a conflict is easy if both parties recognize each other’s perspectives. The acknowledgment of that understanding is a game changer. Authentic apologies for sentiments spoken in anger and frustration flow effortlessly if each person feels heard and understood regarding why they feel the way […]

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  4. Teens and Social Media

    Posted By: erin on August 16 2018, 2:08 PM

    Teens are more susceptible to the negative impact of social media than other age groups because of 2 developmental vulnerabilities: 1)Identity formation— because of increased independence, a teen is trying to figure out who they are in the world. Naturally, when they are grappling with this issue, they instinctively compare themselves to others, which is […]

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  5. Seven Steps To Helping The Perfectionist Child and Adolescent

    Posted By: erin on August 16 2018, 2:08 PM

    As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I was invited to a local high school to speak to parents about perfectionistic kids. Kids who are obsessed with good grades, high GPAs, perfect performances, etc. Although these kids seem like dreamy kids from a distance—great grades, hard working, and well behaved, they are actually a handful. Ridden […]

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  6. How To Turn Your Child’s Disappointment Into Determination

    Posted By: erin on August 16 2018, 2:07 PM

    Jimmy is a silly, skinny, blue-eyed, 9 year old boy, who barely tips the scales at 48 pounds. “I can practically spit through him,” my dad says on a regular basis. Although Jimmy showed promise on the house league baseball team last spring, his performance didn’t cause anyone to spill their beer. When his BFF, […]

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  7. How To Be A Parent Your Child Wants To Talk To

    Posted By: erin on August 16 2018, 2:07 PM

    As a child therapist, the most common complaint I hear from parents is, “He just won’t talk to me.” Feeling estranged from your child can be painful for both you and your child. Research indicates the most important predictor of a child’s emotional and psychological stability is the closeness of the parent/child relationship. If the […]

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  8. Sympathy Versus Empathy

    Posted By: erin on July 18 2018, 1:35 PM

    Every school in the United States is battling a bullying epidemic. The compilation of nation wide surveys completed since 1986, indicate an ever growing trend of entitlement ingrained in America’s youth(Reuters 2010). Why? It is the result of parents continually and constantly confuse sympathy with empathy. When a parent incorporates sympathy instead of empathy, they […]

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  9. Back To School Anxiety

    Posted By: erin on July 18 2018, 1:35 PM

    Helping Your Child With Back To School Anxiety Major transitions are difficult for kids. Adults underestimate the anxiety a major change can arouse in a child. Although returning to school is exciting, it also induces anxieties that are sometimes difficult to quell. If a child is dealing with these anxieties on their own, they can […]

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