Relationships

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 [...]

Why Having the Sex Talk Early and Often With Your Kids is Good for Them

2018-02-22T18:42:40+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Parenting, Relationships, Social Issues|

Veronica I. Johnson, The University of Montana and Guy Ray Backlund, New Mexico State University Parents may be uncomfortable initiating "the sex talk," but whether they want to or not, parents teach their kids about sex and sexuality. Kids learn early what a sexual relationship looks like. Broaching the topic of sex can be awkward. [...]

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 [...]

There shouldn’t be a cap on a father’s love for his son

2018-02-04T19:59:55+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Parenting, Relationships, Sports|

by Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer The increase in conversation about Tom Brady this past week isn’t just in anticipation of the Superbowl between the Patriots and the Eagles. Tom Brady has a reality show on Facebook Watch called “Tom vs. Time.”  Last week, radio host Alex Reimer of WEEI was reviewing the latest episode with [...]

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 [...]

New Years Resolutions: How a Fresh Way of Thinking will Benefit the Whole “Family Team”

2018-01-15T00:19:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Parenting, Relationships|

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?

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 [...]

How to survive extended college breaks

2017-12-17T16:08:42+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Relationships|

Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Your child has returned home for a few weeks. You are overjoyed to have her back, until you realize she’s completely unrecognizable, obstinate, incorrigible … independent. She scoffs at your invitation to decorate the Christmas Tree. She is present for the lighting of the Menorah, but doesn’t look up from [...]