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Parenting

Parenting Strategies for Young Kids

In my Grand Rapids counseling office, I counsel lots of parents who want to develop moreeffective discipline and parenting strategies. One of the simplest things that works well for parenting young kids is the 1-2-3 Magic approach to discipline designed by Dr. Thomas Phelan. I have used it with my own son and have recommended it to […]

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Children Parenting Teenagers

Counseling for Teenagers: Get Teens to Listen

This is actually more of a Love and Logic strategy that I incorporate in counseling for teenagers and if you’re not familiar with Love and Logic, do a google search and you’ll tons of books and videos available. Teenagers have a tendency to screw up and do things they shouldn’t or fail to do things they should […]

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Children Parenting Teenagers

Successful Parenting: Parental Screen Addiction

As a therapist who works with lots of teenagers, I often talking about successful parenting skills. I often caution parents about not letting their kids spend too much time playing video games or playing on their iPhones. However, over the past couple of years, it seems just as important to remind parents about their own […]