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After The Loss: Some Game Pointers On Reassuring From The Sidelines

  When the buzzer sounds to indicate the game is over, parents finish their conversations in the bleachers, slowly rising to greet their child on the court. “Great playing. Good game” come the chants from the winning side. And from the defeated team, parents encouragingly say, “You’ll get ‘em next time. Don’t worry about it.” […]

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How To Talk To Your Teenager’s Brian: Making Communication Easier Between You And Your Teen

“You’re wearing THAT to school?” How often has this become the morning battle between you and your teenager? It seems almost impossible to speak to your teen without the explosion, with both sides erupting, even before the words come from your mouth. It happens in a split second. Teens seem to respond to your queries in […]

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Helicopter vs. Free Range: Do We Need A Different Kind Of Metaphor For Our Parenting Styles?

We see it on the best seller lists and on the morning news shows… the question posed is always the same: what kind of mother are you? The parenting advice field is a multi-million dollar machine, advising parents which parenting style to embrace to raise the most productive, resilient, and successful children. And, everyone seems to have their […]

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When Grandma Meddles…

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s your mother or your mother-in-law, you are told, “We did things differently when we were parents.” Unsolicited advice is hard to hear from anyone. It’s much easier to pooh-pooh the unwanted counsel at a grocery store from that stranger when your toddler is having one of “those” moments. But, […]

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Holiday Angst, Part 2: Are You Worried Your Little Elves Are Getting S-“Elf”-ish This Holiday Season?

This post is the second of three in an “Ask The Expert” Series on holiday emotions. Coren Schwartz, LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Westchester County. For more information, visit www.psychotheraphyinwestchester.com. Do you have a question you’d like Coren to address? Let us know!Naughty or Nice? Each holiday season, children are asked to write a […]

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Holiday Angst, Part 1: How Not To Get Snowed Under An Avalanche Of Emotions At Your Holiday Family Dinner

This post is the first of three in an “Ask The Expert” Series on holiday emotions. Coren Schwartz, LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist in Westchester County. For more information, visit www.psychotheraphyinwestchester.com. Do you have a question you’d like Coren to address? Let us know! The holiday season is filled with the joys of home cooking, […]

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Election Year Survival Tips: How to Get Through a Political Conversation with Friends (and Remain Friends)

After a long week of extra innings from the baseball sidelines, packing endless granola bars and fruit cups in your kid’s lunch bags, and running to Target for last minute school supplies, you’ve earned your night out with your best Mama friends. And then it happens. Somewhere between Sangria and Sorbet, someone inevitably cracks a […]

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