Parenting

10Mar 2017

GLPG therapist Theresa K. Cooke MA, LMSW, LLP provides 10 helpful ways to ease the challenging task of enforcing consequences for your child’s behavior: Be consistent Children need to trust that what you say is what you will do. This builds a sense of security and predictability so they are able to parent themselves in your absence. Realistic and […]

19Aug 2016

GLPG clinician Tanya Tietema, MA, LLP answers some common questions and misconceptions about divorce and how the decision may impact your children. Although there is no foolproof way to ensure you are making the right decision on whether or not to stay married, by taking your time and using the strategies below, both you and your children will have […]

20Jan 2016

If you are the parent of a child that struggles in school, a new year could be the fresh start you both need. A new year allows for you to take a renewed approach in helping your child succeed in the classroom; with difficulties stemming from ADD/ADHD and other mental disorders, or general disinterest, it may […]

29Jun 2015

“No! I’m playing! One more book!” scream your children as you try and institute those bedtime rituals you’ve been told are important. But why are those rituals important? In addition to your children’s (loud) voices may be the thought that it’s selfish to put your children to sleep even before the sun tucks in for […]

26Sep 2013

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! A baby changes everything, from the number of loads of laundry you do each week, the amount of sleep you’ll get to the revised role of every other family member. Maybe you are a first time parent, a couple that has been dealing with fertility issues, a blended family or […]

13Sep 2013

Coping with the loss of a child is a seemingly insurmountable task, and absolutely one of the most devastating of losses. When a child dies, as a parent you mourn the loss of his or her life, potential and future. As quoted from Dwight D. Eisenhower: “There’s no tragedy like the death of a child.  […]

28Sep 2011

Children diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have many similarities at first glance.  Both can manifest problem behaviors, inattentiveness, sensory integration problems, poor coordination and impulsivity, and both respond positively to structure and routine. Given that these disorders share so many similarities, accurate diagnosis is challenging.  In fact, the National Institutes […]