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The Open Door- Commitment

Yes, it has been a several months since I posted once again. I made a commitment to post on my blog, so today I am writing about this very issue. We all get busy and in today’s world there is … Continue reading

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The Open Door- Our Tragic Society

Yes, it has been a several months since I posted once again. We live in a busy world with lots of issues. As a professional who works with families and their children in Connecticut I have been so deeply struggling … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Delayed Gratification.

Wow, it has been a few months since I posted once again. As the title indicates, I hope it is worth the wait. So my teenager got her first car. Holy crap! That was so much work. However, a very … Continue reading

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The Open Door: You want to drive what?

I know it has been a few months since my last post, but as any parent of teenagers knows, busy, busy, busy. Run here, go there, we are sleeping at but going to, cuz! This is always followed with the … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Childish Politicians

I can’t take it anymore! I have to discuss the negative messages our politicians are giving our children. In grade school terms, “It’s my football and if you don’t play my way I am going home.” Now they become mean … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Back to School.

Wow, did summer go by fast or what? Now that school is starting up and all the kids have a fresh start, it is important to discuss the commitment needed to do the work necessary to get the most out … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Illness & Compassion.

If you go back a few posts to the one titled diversity, you will see that I finish with the comment that “ignorance is not bliss, it’s just plain ignorance.” I would like to build on that by discussing how … Continue reading

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The Open Door: School is out for the summer.

Wow! School is almost over. The kids are getting antsy. This is a great opportunity for discussion around expectations for finishing up the school year well. It is also a good time to discuss summer plans and what you will … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Choice and Exposure.

I was engaged in a discussion with some friends about the kinds of things that parents expose children too. A line I often tell patients is “When we are children we have no choice as to the nonsense our parents … Continue reading

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The Open Door: Actions & Consequences.

This time, I would like to discuss consequences and the role they play in the learning process for children. I often see parenting situations where parents threaten consequences for certain actions but often fail to follow through with them. This … Continue reading

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