Parenting


I started being a therapist at the end of the Millennium and I am astonished by the change between parenting the Millennial Generation and parenting the present iGeneration. Parents have gone from being Helicopter Parents to being Lawn Mower Parents. For those who aren’t familiar with the term Lawn Mower […]

Lawn Mower Parenting


When starting a family, parents rarely think of the “skills” they have (or don’t have) and how they want to teach these to their children. Like any relationship, it takes work to have a happy and healthy family unit. Family Skills like communication, conflict resolution, and emotion management all play […]

Family Skills


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[officers-table shortnames=”rebekahchristner” positiontitle=”Therapist” officertitle=”Phone” contactform=”http://ccdcounseling.com/contact/”] Devaluing Average Since exiting my graduate program 17 years ago, I am astonished at the increase in the severity of mental illness among the children and teens I have served in both schools and private practice. I have certainly seen an increase in the incidence […]

DeValuing Average



[officers-table shortnames=”mariezubiate” positiontitle=”Therapist” officertitle=”Phone” contactform=”http://ccdcounseling.com/contact/”] (Clinical Supervisor : Rebekah dePeo-Christner) The month of October commonly brings to mind the festivities associated with celebrating Halloween. Many also know that October commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness and National Domestic Violence Awareness. In addition, the month of October commemorates Bullying Prevention Awareness. In order […]

Bully Bystanders Unite Week


The law defines truancy as the failure to attend school and Texans live in one of the toughest states for parents and their children by making truancy a criminal act. With this tough love approach, you would expect Texans to have understood and solved the truancy issue but unfortunately this […]

Decriminalizing Truancy






We all want our children to be “well-raised,” which is short hand for growing up to be well adjusted, content, productive and responsible. We want strangers to meet our twenty-something children and later say to one another, “Well they were raised well.” My mom points out that when they were […]

Good Parenting is a Learned Skill