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Parents and Caregivers

When children and adolescents experience high levels of stress their mood and behavior will be affected. Traumatic experiences are especially stressful for young people navigating already difficult phases of development.

The information available on this website is designed to help you guide children in distress toward healthy outcomes. This is practical information I have learned from over 20 years of working as a psychologist with children and families from diverse backgrounds in schools, clinics, and hospitals around Los Angeles county and the surrounding areas.

Parenting can be an exhausting an exhilarating job filled with challenges.  A stressed parent can overreact or become numb and unable to react appropriately to their child's behaviors and needs. The information on this website is designed to offer education and guidance for parents and caregivers aimed at increasing understanding and awareness on your journey to helping your child survive, thrive, and successfully pass through the stages of child and adolescent development.

Despite your best efforts to help your child cope with his/her distress, there may come a time when you feel overwhelmed or concerned by your child’s behaviors and actions to such an extent that you feel you cannot handle it on your own.

This is a good time to contact your family doctor or pediatrician for a checkup and to talk about what is causing these symptoms in your child. Your physician can help you to decide if your child should see someone, such as a child psychologist, to help her/him through a difficult time.

Two affirmations to repeat to yourself

· ●   I can be competent and still seek guidance.

· ●   I deserve loving and healthy relationships in my life.

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