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Johnny Needs You

  There’s something going on every day; something you are not even aware of. Parents, teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends – you are a child mental health counselor. No, you probably don’t have the education, the training, the clinical experience, or the $20,000 student loan debt, but you are a counselor. Make no mistake about…

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There’s a Good Reason Why Children Misbehave

You and I are adults; we talk like adults, use deductive reasoning, think about consequences for our actions, and make informed decisions based on facts (most of the time). Being a wonderfully smart adult has its caveats though. We can, and often do, fall prey to the “little adult syndrome” when dealing with children (especially…

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7 Things No One Tells You About Being A Dad

1) Sometimes it sucks: I’m not going to sugar-coat this for you. It’s true – sometimes it just plain sucks. The first couple weeks of having a baby – holy crap. That’s not fun. There isn’t much sleep going on, everyone’s hanging on by a thread, and you realize that this 7 lb. little “bundle…

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How to Never Fail at Anything Ever Again

Holy hyperbole, batman! How to never fail at anything ever again. I am promising you the sun, the moon, and the stars here. Want to know the secret? Let’s get working! A world full of black and white with no grays would be a simpler world sometimes. Take math for instance; there really is no…

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6 Myths About Therapy Debunked

Being a therapist is a very interesting profession. Half of the people you run into don’t have a clue what you actually do and the other is positive they know exactly what you do (and they’re usually wrong). So what does a therapist do? I didn’t really know until I went through graduate school. Thanks…