TERROR ATTACK IN MANCHESTER

Talking about terrorism: tips for parents Children are exposed to news in many ways, and what they see can worry them. Our advice can help you have a conversation with your child: *  Listen carefully to a child’s fears and worries.…

Art Therapy Useful in Psychotherapy?

Art therapy is an extremely respected form of psychotherapy and analysis.  I utilize crayons and paper, large and small, by having children, families, and even adult couples draw and color as a tool to dig deep and get inside the…

Santa Scares Some Kids

Some children, especially kids under the age of 5 years, may get upset and cry by a visit to Santa.  The reason is because of the costume, mask, makeup, false beard, rosy cheeks, and deep “Ho, ho, ho” voice used…

Modern Day Media Consumption

Dr. Fran’s commentary on modern day media consumption and Netflix catering to the
 millennial generation’s emotional and psychological tendencies
– our short attention spans, obsessive personalities, demand 
for instant gratification.  I am the expert psychologist who VH1 retained to do on-camera…

Dr. Fran Top 3 Tips for Parenting Teens

“Dr. Fran Top 3 Tips for Parenting Teens”  Parents need to create and nurture open, honest pathways of communication with their teens.  This begins in the early childhood years by always telling your kids the truth as a model and…

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

The closure of the previous year and beginning of the new one is generally a great place to start resolutions because it is a transition point.  Transition mean letting go of the old and beginning the new.  This is the…

COUPLES WHO HAVE DIFFERENT PARENTING STYLES

* When is it important for parents with different parenting styles to be in agreement: for big things like safety, discipline, religion, etc.? Why or why not? In general, most parents agree on issues.  It’s their different styles of delivery…