Articles in Families

Nurturing Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy in Children


Healthy self-esteem is a real strength for your child. Self-esteem helps a child deal with the many challenges in the world. Self-efficacy, the belief in one's abilities is equally important. ... Read full article

From Career to Stay at Home Mom, Risk for Alcohol Abuse?

by Dr. Kieran Ayre on

The excitement and joy of having kids are no doubt one of the most satisfying things we get to experience. However, motherhood also brings many, unexpected challenges. And the shock of going from living the life of a successful career woman to the st... Read full article

Coping with Mother's Day and Infertility


A special day set aside for celebrating motherhood can be challenging for those struggling with infertility. It can be particularly difficult to be faced with reminders of a deep and personal issue that can be hard on any given day. ... Read full article

Creating peace in your family

by Dr David Lefkowitz on

Peace at home means offering support and stability to each member of the family in order to stop a distressing situation & facilitate love, respect, and cooperation between family members. Professional help can be instrumental in creating this change... Read full article

Anxious parents and young children

by Caryn Hess, LPC on

If we have a predisposition to anxiety, we need to be aware of how our nervous state affects our children. Therapy for anxiety can help you and your child.... Read full article

Lessons from Hanukkah: How to survive the holidays

by Melech Mann on

Tensions around the holidays can make this period the opposite of joyful. Take these stress-reducing tips from Hanukkah to make your holiday season a success.... Read full article

5 tips to navigating political discussions during the holidays

by Dr. Gerald Brown on

Many people feel that it's best to avoid politics during family gatherings. Here are six tips to navigating political discussions during the holidays. ... Read full article

Paternal postpartum depression; Jason's story


Paternal postpartum depression (PPD) is more common than most people realize. In today's society, PPD is a serious concern given that men are playing a larger role in child care. Maternal depression greatly increases the likelihood of PPD. ... Read full article

How to introduce your new partner to your child


Introducing your partner to your children is not a decision to take lightly. However, if you feel the time is right, it can be a meaningful opportunity to share the most important person in your life with someone who you care deeply about.... Read full article

5 Tips for co-parenting after your divorce


Co-parenting may not be easy, but it helps ensure the psychological and emotional well-being of your children. In this article, we provide co-parenting strategies to help your children thrive.... Read full article