Do yuou want to calm down instantly? Are you stressed out, anxious, and irritated looking for some quick ways to effectively calm yourself down? Here are a few suggestions that I’ve repeatedly discovered help my patients as their psychotherapist: SMILE! Smiling actually releases endorphins and lifts your spirits and relaxes you. Look outside of yourself.…

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What is a Tantrum? A tantrum occurs when a child’s whole system of managing their feelings and thoughts collapses. A tantrum is a communication that seems to happen suddenly for both child and parent. The child may lie down on the floor with flailing arms and legs, screaming and crying. The parent needs to discover…

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The benefits of empathy at work and at home has a huge impact on understanding others and leads to more satisfying relationships. Empathy is a learned skill that begins around ages three and four and grows if it is noticed and applauded.  It’s the ability to understand the thoughts, beliefs, opinions, intentions, and feelings of…

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When Kids Don’t Listen Don’t you wonder why kids don’t listen? You try your best but you have those days when your kids seem indifferent to you? No matter what you say or how you say it, it feels like it falls on deaf ears. It’s frustrating and annoying and pretty hard to tolerate, so…

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Do Your Kids Lie? Are you thrown when your kids lie? Sometimes they are little lies, like a three-year-old saying she brushed her teeth when she didn’t. Other times it’s about not actually doing a chore or more troubling, not handing in school assignments and saying all the work was done. What do you make…

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Why do Children Do What they Do? What’s on Their Minds? How Can Parents Know their Child’s Inner World? Unlocking Parental Intelligence lifts the curtain on these questions by helping parents become “meaningmakers” who understand the significance behind their kids’ behaviors. Experienced psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D., reveals five enlightening steps to help parents solve problems…

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Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. has a new book for ‘everyparent. It’s a game changer. Go on Amazon and read the first three chapters of Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior Unlocking Parental Intelligence is a New Way of Life What does Unlocking Parental Intelligence entail? Do you wonder what to do when your…

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