6 Ways To Support Your Kids During The Pandemic

6 Ways To Support Your Kids During The Pandemic

By Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in many different ways, but it seems safe to say that we have all experienced a collective increase of stress. While many children have been fortunate enough to miss the symptoms of the Coronavirus, they have certainly not avoided the stress that has […]

What to Do with Kids in Austin

Things To Do With Kids In Austin

By: Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT Have you ever thought, “Man, things would be so much easier if parenting came with a handbook!”? (I have!) While it’s true that there’s no one handbook for all things parenting, there are lots of resources out there for parents. The problem is it takes a lot of time and […]

In Defense of Relentless Problem-Solving

In Defense of Relentless Problem-Solving

By: Loren Lomme, MA, LPC, RPT “Deal with it.” This is probably not an unfamiliar phrase to you, and with summer break beginning, you may find these very words coming out of your mouth in response to your kids’ complaints of boredom, sibling issues, and what often feels like incessant demands. I heard it often […]

The Power of Yes

The Power of Yes

By Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT One of the most difficult things that comes up with parenting elementary aged kids is managing their need and want of control. This may be control related to rules, decisions, playing, or even the tasks of daily living. It comes up frequently with this age group as kids start to […]

Five Ways to Help Kids with Back-To-School Transitions

Five Ways to Help Kids with Back-To-School Transitions

Austin child & adolescent therapists offer tips for parents getting kids back into the swing of school. AUSTIN – Tens of thousands of students will head to class in the Austin area on August 22nd, many to new schools. Back-to-school stress is one of the leading causes of mental health problems in kids and teens. […]

How to Stop Back-To-School Stress

How to Stop Back-To-School Stress

AUSTIN – 84,591 students at 129 AISD campuses, and thousands of others at private schools, recently headed back to school. Many are facing the stress of transition, as they graduate to middle or high schools, or transfer into a new district entirely.   And with a graduation rate of 87%, many Austin high school students […]