Parents around the world are struggling with how to help their child transition well from virtual learning to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. I live and practice in Houston and Texas schools re-opened at the beginning of the current school year. For the past nine months, I have worked with many children and families … Continue reading Helping Children with Anxiety About In-Person Learning
When a Loved One Wants to Die
I am posting this piece with as much tenderness as I can convey online. Suicide is an enormously difficult topic. Today I feel led to speak into this tragic phenomenon outside the walls of my clinical practice by addressing three of the questions I am most frequently asked by concerned parents, spouses, children, friends, pastors, … Continue reading When a Loved One Wants to Die
Why is My Child Behaving Like This?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? If you have, you’re certainly not alone. Parenting is hard. It takes a lot of energy to make sure the right child is out of bed at the right time, dressed in clothes that are the right size with the right socks and shoes, and on-time to the … Continue reading Why is My Child Behaving Like This?
Helping Kids Cope when the Unthinkable Happens
Unfortunately, children cannot always be protected from scary or stressful events. When these uninvited situations occur, it is important for the adults in their life to teach them how to cope in helpful ways. This past Sunday morning, the unthinkable happened in an affluent, family-friendly area of Houston, a neighborhood where community violence is rare. … Continue reading Helping Kids Cope when the Unthinkable Happens