Family Time During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Jontue Koff, Pediatric Occupational Therapist While I am happy that we have the opportunity to slow down, take long walks as a family, and play a long game of Scrabble… I also realize that during all of this uncertainty that my girls, like most children, need a plan. A plan for each day of […]

Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW Raising a child who is self-aware, well adjusted and able to effectively manage his emotions ranks high on many parents priority lists these days. With recent world events involving acts of hate and violence, it behooves us to look within at our own emotional lives and the messages we are sending […]

Six Gentle Tips for Getting Better Behavior from Your Child

by Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, Parent Coach & Educator One of the chief complaints I hear from parents is that their kids “don’t listen.”  Parents often report feeling “disrespected” and are “tired of yelling.”  Why is it that kids don’t listen?  How can parents end the cycle of yelling, threats, bribes and other punishment? Listening, like […]