Communication

Why Manning Up is Killing You

2018-02-22T18:48:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues|

by Mike Sweeney I couldn’t believe what I was hearing on this gloriously sunny day. Whilst out walking the dog I heard this Dad shouting at his son. “Come on, you’re fine,” he said whilst walking ten meters ahead of his son. His little boy, who must have only been about five years old, was [...]

Helping Your Child to Learn That Feelings Pass

2018-02-07T17:42:48+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues|

by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R Teaching CBT or DBT to teens and young adults is a little like teaching surfing. You have to learn to ride things out. Feelings come and go. It’s no longer getting through it, or dealing with it or coping with it; it’s TOLERATING it. The number one thing I’ve [...]

When is a Relationship Real? – 4 Signs to Tell

2018-01-29T15:59:20+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R   I once knew a girl from work with whom I worked remotely. We worked together building communities and commitments and trust. We worked together for many years without ever having met. I knew her. I came to rely on her. And we are still friends. But with my clients [...]

Letting Go of Your Teen

2018-01-29T15:37:10+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R   How come every time my 17-year old leaves the house I get a panic attack? Protecting my investment, I guess. As these teens march forward after years of bills, laundry, camp, school, fights, flights and more, how do we suddenly let go? Teenagers are not necessarily aware of their [...]

7 Things a Parent Can Say to Empower Their Child

2018-01-21T22:15:53+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Communication, Parenting|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

Become a Yellowbrick parent…

2018-01-14T23:36:49+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Communication, Education, Entertainment, Health, Money, Parenting, Politics, Psychology, Relationships, Religion, Science, Social Issues, Sports, Technology|

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

Teach your child to fail and win

2018-02-05T20:24:26+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Communication, Education, Parenting|

Teach your child to fail and win Failing is inevitable, necessary and good! “You will fail,” are three important words your child needs to hear from you often.  Let’s face it, none of us enjoy failing or watching our child fail, but it is an important part of the learning process. We can [...]

What is the Diagnosis for STRESS?

2018-01-08T16:32:09+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R There is no diagnosis for stress! Young adults are stressed more than ever before. But our bible (DSM-v) of clinical diagnoses for mental health, according to insurance companies, holds no such diagnosis. Loneliness, anxiety, distress, dismay, alienation, frustration, fatigue, burnout, numbness, isolation, poor support and sleep problems all lead [...]

Laugh first, ask questions second

2017-12-17T16:00:35+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Communication, Entertainment, Parenting, Politics, Social Issues, Technology|

Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we believe in fostering conversations between parents and amongst families. There are a lot of challenging subjects out there that are tough to tackle. If you have a teenager at home, you know firsthand how hard it can be to engage them.  And you can be certain that [...]

The Last Dive – 8 Tips for Handling Change

2017-12-15T17:40:42+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Communication, Education, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R My memory is not so great. But I remember the moment when I arrived at my local pool club and the diving board was gone. No more, they said. Not up to code. And with that my children’s childhood dream of jumping in the deep end was erased. Yes, they [...]