Category Archives: Children

Meet Kate Nesterwitz, MS, LMFT

Kate Nesterwitz has been studying relationships since she was 18 when she began her college career studying Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy and Psychology. “Relationships are the foundation of society. People affect us all the time,” Kate explains. “Our … Continue reading

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Helping Special Kids through a Special Kind of Play: AutPlay® Therapy

AutPlay® is a unique therapy specifically for children with a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism, Down syndrome or ADHD. AutPlay® combines the benefits of play therapy with behavioral therapy. Traditional play therapy is typically directed by the child.  Games and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Play for All ages

Summer is coming and if, like parents everywhere, you are busy planning your kids’ summer activities, be sure to allow for plenty of unstructured time. Experts agree that for children, adolescents and teens play is not merely idle time; it … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day – It’s All Your Fault!

For centuries, mothers have been revered and vilified. The pressure to be a perfect mom and raise perfect children is high, but it’s a no-win situation because whatever we do, someone will think it’s wrong. We’re too loving or too … Continue reading

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5 Effective Ways to Talk to Teens About Drinking and Driving

Having teens that drive (or ride in cars with other teen drivers) is generally enough stress for parents all on its own. Throw in the issue of underage drinking and it is more than any reasonable parent wants to face. … Continue reading

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month: The Tragedy of Runaway and Homeless Youth

Right about now, most of us are thinking about spending time with family and friends, gathering for meals and exchanging gifts. But for the estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million runaway and homeless youth in America, the only concern is day-to-day … Continue reading

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Congratulations! It’s a Teen! Adopting an Older Child

We Never Outgrow the Need for Family November is National Adoption Month and the 2015 initiative focuses on adopting older children. Many people question the need for teenagers to be adopted, since they are almost grown. The fact is, children … Continue reading

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