Parenting While Sheltering in Place

Parenting While Sheltering in Place

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFT COVID-19 is affecting everybody. Everyday. Beyond fears for the survival of loved ones, concern for especially vulnerable populations, as well as heartfelt gratitude for the healthcare workers, I think about the profound impact on families.  Those with young kids who are lucky enough to migrate to online work now have their work […]

How to Connect with Your Teenager

How to Connect with Your Teenager

Yes, the teenage years are collectively a cringe-worthy and uniquely challenging time for many parents. How vividly do you remember the chaos and stress that you bestowed upon your own parents many years ago? It is a point in your child’s life that can be fulfilling, as they are developing their own interests, trying new […]

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. […]