With roots in Adlerian Psychology, we have benefitted from generations of practical wisdom that has been supported in decades of subsequent research on parenting and family relationships. Family relationships are a crucible from which the personality and creativity of the child emerge. The parents' struggles are predictable, although they change slightly with the cultural shifts of each generation.  This section of our webzine is an area for us to share some of the timeless practical wisdom we have gleaned from our teachers and clients.

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ABC 57 Interview with Dr. John Petersen

ABC 57 Interview: How to have an open conversation with children about tragedy

The news has been flooded with violence. In the past month alone, the United States has had 45 mass shootings. Many of these frightful situations are happening where people buy their groceries, or even just go to work. Read the article on ABC 57

John Petersen Coronavirus Anxiety in Children

Aftershocks of COVID crisis lead to dramatic spike in anxiety, depression in kids

Adolescents showing increased anxiety. Family Psychology was happy to contribute to this local reporting by Lindsay Stone.

Back to School

Back to school is the perennial Fall topic that is well worth the attention it gets.

Original WNDU news story: Back To School The new school year is the childhood New Year with all the pristine hopes and excitement adults often bring to their January 1 celebrations and resolutions. Children are at their best in the fall, open and ripe for new routine and skills. With a little forethought and timing, […]