Understanding the 5 Needs That Drive Behaviors

When kids engage in problematic behaviors, we might focus our attention solely on ending the behavior itself. We use punishment, yelling, and other means, hoping to get them to stop. Yet, we might find that no matter how much discipline we impose or how strict we are in “laying down the law,” our kids only […]

What Happens When Addiction Is in the Family

Addiction in the family has a ripple effect and can impact everyone. When a child has substance abuse disorder, the entire family unit is influenced.  Siblings can experience confusion about the issues, leading to maladaptive coping skills or other behavioral problems. Often, we only focus on the person with the addiction while assuming that other […]

Family Dinner

The Importance of the Family Dinner

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families found themselves spending more time with one another. As events and activities were canceled due to safety concerns and social distancing guidelines, many people began to spend more time with their families. The pandemic may have “forced” us to stop running around after school with kids from one activity […]