I am running in the open space by my kids' school after drop off. I covet this time, two mornings a week, to prepare for a day and week of sitting, listening and problem solving; and to be able to listen to my own thoughts.
Dr. Dan’s Blog
Worry may appear in your children in all sorts of fashions. Is your child afraid of being alone or away from you or your co-parent?
When I was young, I distinctly remember being afraid of killer bees. What will happen to my family and me? What if killer bees attack me? Will I die?
I was sitting with a client a few weeks ago — someone I have known for some time. He is a hard-working professional, husband, and father.
I feel sick. My dread has been growing since my wife woke me up this morning to tell me what happened in Las Vegas. My usual coping mechanisms aren’t working.
It’s here, the moment your kids have been waiting for – summer vacation. You have been waiting for it, too!
My son asked if I could take he and a friend snowboarding for a Sunday adventure. It was short notice and a very long day (4 hours drive each way) but I agreed, looking forward to some quality time with my son and in nature after some big storms.
Last weekend we had an extended family dinner with many relatives. I was sitting on a cushion on the fireplace and looking at a large couch and an oversized chair stuffed with nine cousins ranging from ages 12 to 22.
"It's time for dinner!” I grew up in a home that had regular family dinners. My dad had a consistent job schedule and we had family dinner at 6:30pm every night.
Uncertainty. Worry. Fear. These are still the top themes in most of my counseling sessions as a psychologist — with adults, with teens, and even with children.
Do you think about how you parent or are you more in “auto-pilot”? Do you approach parenting in a way that feels natural to you?
There is no job more important than being a parent. There is also no job that is more difficult.
There are many types of learning disorders that can affect our children. The good news is that learning differences and disabilities are getting more press and attention.
I have been reading a lot of Wayne Dyer’s books lately. Most people know the name Wayne Dyer and for those that don’t, I enjoy telling them about him and his work.
It was 1980 in Century City. I was 10 years old waiting in a line that did not seem to end with my grandma (now 104).
I am sitting with a small group of students who are describing their school experiences. They are talking about worry, fear and anxiety (aka “The Worry Monster”). They are saying…
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni recently wrote a book called Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be about our American epidemic of college anxiety.
Twice-exceptional (2e) students are both gifted in one or more areas of intellect, academic, performing arts, visual arts, and/or leadership ability, AND also have a disability like ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder, or autistic spectrum disorder.
When it comes to helping our children learn and develop academically, socially, and emotionally, we want them to feel confident about who they are.
“I am not sure what has changed. Things were fine last year and now he wakes up with a stomachache and says he doesn’t want to go to school.
Alex was eight and in third grade when I met him. He was referred to me because of his behavior problems and was said to have “Oppositional Defiant Disorder.”
I was sitting with a client a few weeks ago -- someone I have known for some time. He is a hard-working professional, husband, and father.
Media and technology have changed our lives in many positive ways. Radio brought local and world news, and entertainment to our family rooms.
During childhood, young people typically remember the stages of their lives in time stamps of school years and summer vacations.
Last month, I gave the opening keynote address on "2e 360: Lessons Learned From Working With 2e Youth, Raising 2e Kids, and Living 2e" at the annual SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Two of this summer's most popular movies are stories of young people dealing with the harsher challenges of life both through illness and evil.
In his roles as Executive Director of Summit Center, author of books on creativity and worry, and national speaker on raising creative kids who can communicate and lead fruitful lives, Dr. Dan Peters finds himself writing a lot about his personal life.
The annual SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) national conference is coming to San Jose, July 18-20, 2014– in the Bay Area for the first time ever.
Anxiety has become a regular part of our society and daily lives for our children (and ourselves).
In the first installment of my three-part blog series on Worry and your child, we talked about the definition of worry.
In my last blog, I talk about worry and anxiety and how these emotions manifest themselves as stressors for our children both physically and emotionally.
We all live with worry from time to time, some more than others, but as adults we've hopefully learned to deal with these uncomfortable feelings in productive ways.