Category: Parenting

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How to speak to your Children and Adolescents about the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 10, 2020

It is a very difficult time for all of as news of Coronavirus is all around us and it is affecting our everyday lives. Many of us are at home social distancing or on lock down, and our children are not at school. Many of our children are aware that...

Is There More to Love Than What You've Experienced?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 31, 2018

One of the core traits of a dependent personality is difficulty accepting challenging or disturbing truths about self or others out of a need to maintain the status quo.

Four Attachment Styles in Relationships Dependency

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 4, 2016

Attachment theory highlights the importance of a strong, healthy attachment in childhood. This important attachment comes at the earliest stages of life to a parent or primary caregiver, usually a mother. This first, fundamental attachment, or relationship, sets the stage for all relationships going forward.

The Pressure Women Feel to Perform

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 24, 2016

Women today are under stress. Stress is defined as when a force presses on, pulls on, pushes against, compresses, or twists something else. Many women can completely relate. It seems like life itself is pressing in on them, pulling them one way, pushing against them another, compressing them and twisting...

Detoxing from Technology as a Family

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 16, 2015

How do you know if you and your family have crossed that line from technology use to obsession? Perhaps the true answer to whether or not you have control over the technology in your life is to do a tech detox. You may want to begin first by trying out...

Family's Affect on Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 16, 2015

The key to an eating disorder or to disordered eating often lies in relationships. For most people, those relationships lie within the family. The behaviors surrounding a dysfunctional relationship with food are often the result of another relationship—perhaps several relationships—tilting off the mark. You may be able to pinpoint immediately...

Growing Up Without Emotional Security

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2015

One of the deepest needs of children is consistency, including the certain knowledge that they are unconditionally accepts and valued by those who love them. Small children crave the repetitive, constant nature of certain stories in which the same words or phrases are used over and over again. Children learn...

The (Teenage) Stranger In Your House

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 16, 2011

Navigating the teenage years of your child's life can be complicated, and it's perfectly reasonable to reach out for some answers and some help.

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