By Larissa Predy, M.A., R. Psychologist I've heard many people proclaim that they cannot or should not change who they are, or that as their beliefs and values grow and shift over time, that there is something inherently wrong with this. I do not agree. Our society has us convinced that we are to know … Continue reading Family Matters
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Parents often ask me for strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. One of the best strategies that I can suggest is to develop and model your own emotional regulation strategies and encourage supportive conversations about emotions among all family members. Parents play a very important role in teaching their … Continue reading Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Many parents (those who have children with ADHD and those who do not) look for strategies to get their child to complete chores, finish homework or complete some other undesirable boring task that the child does not particularly enjoy. As a psychologist, I have come to understand, based on the vast … Continue reading Keeping Things Positive with the Premack Principle!