Starting high school is a biggie. Now that I spend a lot of my days working with teens, let me pass on some of the practical tips I’ve come across through my work, that might [...]Read more Surviving High School
Where would we be without our girlfriends? We go through cycles in our lives, and I think are friendships are no exception. When we first have kids, we tend to gravitate [...]Read more In Praise Of Girlfriends
Kids say a lot of stuff over the course of a day. Some of it we listen to, some of it we hear and dismiss, some of it we ignore. But what we listen to and how we respond can [...]Read more Dealing With Strong Emotions
With report cards comes a whole host of anxiety. For both parents and kids. I’ve seen parents in my office wield their children’s grades as though they are daring me to not be [...]Read more Effort Versus Result
Someone asked me recently, how much is too much information for a child when it comes to difficult topics like divorce, death, and bankruptcy. Should we really be honest [...]Read more The Truth, Lies, and Everything In Between
Andrea Ramsay Speers
I’ve run into a few people in my practice lately who are what author Elaine Aron would describe as highly sensitive. These are people who share a list of common traits [...]Read more Sensitive Kids
Every human feels anxiety on occasion; it is a part of life. All of us know what it is like to feel worry, nervousness, fear, and concern. We feel nervous when we have to give [...]Read more Happiness At Home: Why Am I So Anxious?