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Relationship Tips for 2020 – Part 1

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Relationship Tips for 2020 – Part 1

Blog by Jenn Baker, GSCI

While each person’s situation is unique, each and every one of us is experiencing unprecedented stress in our lives this year. We face an ongoing global pandemic, continued racial injustices, an upcoming presidential election in a country increasingly divided, stress on our educational system, and fears of a global recession, just to name a few. 

For many of us, these events have led to unemployment, financial problems, death of loved ones, health issues, depression, anxiety, fear, and other losses, which all take a toll on our relationships. 

Data show that divorce rates are spiking across the country. Do you find that you and your loved one are fighting more frequently? Do you feel emotionally distant or disconnected from your partner? These feelings are increasing ...

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Tags:

  • communication
  • counseling
  • couples therapy
  • family therapy
  • healing
  • mental health
  • partnership
  • relationships
  • self help

Why is my Child Still Having Temper Tantrums?

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Why is my Child Still Having Temper Tantrums?

by Alexis Pardo, LCSW

Temper tantrums are essentially mood swings. Children get stuck in feeling a negative emotion because they do not have the coping skills to handle them. Adults help children learn how to manage their difficult emotions typically by being empathetic. For example, if a 1 year old cries and throws themselves on the floor because their sibling took their toy, we show them empathy and recognize that this hurt them. We also realize that this is a small slight but to them it is not. Through that empathy we validate their feelings as real, which helps them move through negative emotions. What happens though when the child is 9 and for whatever underlying reason (e.g., emotional control issues and anxiety)  experiences the same reaction. It may seem ridiculous and emotionally immature, but h ...

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Tags:

  • communication
  • counseling
  • family therapy
  • mental health
  • parenting
  • stress
  • stress

New Blog!

Our web host company just launched a new blog feature, and we are excited! Stay tuned for blogs written by our therapists and interns...

Sincerely,
Susan Deane, LMHC, LMFT
Founder & CEO of Agape Therapy Institute

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  • Announcements

Tags:

  • communication
  • counseling
  • couples therapy
  • family therapy
  • mental health
  • psychotherapy
  • substance abuse

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