At first, the current state of things may have felt a bit like any school vacation to parents, fully equipped with pajamas, lots of screen time and junk food, and a relatively relaxed schedule. Now that we are weeks and almost months in and uncertainty remains around how long this will last, the honeymoon phase has long since subsided. Being a parent is difficult. Parenting during this “new normal” may feel near impossible. This is
The article’s author, demonstrating social distancing. The uncertainty and general threat surrounding coronavirus are causing anxiety and fear. I’d like to share with you some information about and strategies for dealing with these primal emotions. First, it will be helpful if we define and differentiate between anxiety and fear. Anxiety is future-oriented thinking based on imagined worst-case scenarios (“What if” thinking, also known as catastrophic thinking or “future-tripping”). Fear is worry about a situation
If you’re like the vast majority of people, you have a behavior that you’d like to change, maybe nail biting, smoking, or getting more exercise. Most people think making a change is linked to willpower and the strength of one’s character. The reality is, sometimes all it takes is changing the way we THINK about our behaviors to actually change them. I’ll be using my own example of quitting smoking, which happened about 10 years
Written by Lindsay Simon, Clinical Director & Owner Decades of research has shown that one of the most important factors in humans feeling happy and fulfilled in life is having healthy relationships. The healthiness of our relationships is extremely important, thus learning and practicing formulas of communication that lead to improved relationships can be one of the best investments you ever make. In this article, I’ll give a step by step review of one of
Check out this article that Lindsay Simon recently published in South Tahoe Now. You’ll find some great tips for helping your kids succeed in life by improving their ability to process and express emotions effectively.