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April 14, 2016
How To Cope With An Emotionally Distant Child
Do you ever wonder what happened to your sweet, affectionate, “glad to be part of this family” younger child?

April 14, 2016
Fathers, Daughters, And Learning Self-Esteem
A healthy father-daughter relationship is key for developing a girl’s positive self-esteem.

April 14, 2016
Three Common Parenting Traps - And How To Avoid Them
Parenting. Even though we’ve been doing it for millennia, it’s still a work in progress, despite generations of passed-down knowledge and experience.

Life is a journey and sometimes we need guidance, someone to help show us the way, or just to help us see the way. The way that is there before us but we just can't quite see...a little nudge here...a little suggestion there.

Some make it become clear, to make it easier, to make it better. Guidance to help us be better to our friends, to our family, to ourselves, and most our children.


 Skipper L Harvey, PsyD     



Did you know?

Let’s face it…all children misbehave sometimes. One of the questions that we frequently ask ourselves when our children are engaging in unwanted behaviors is, “Why?” A child’s behavior almost always serves some type of purpose for that child; however, when you find yourself with more questions than answers it may be time to consider a more serious condition such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or ODD. ODD is defined by a recurrent pattern of developmentally inappropriate levels of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures. Children with this disorder are best served by a licensed mental health professional who can provide both individual and family therapy.

ODD - A Guide For Families