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Setting Healthy Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

By: Becca Houk Imagine you are married with 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. One night your spouse asks you, “Hey honey, can Spot sleep in our room tonight, he gets too cold sleeping outside?” You think to yourself, I don’t really want an 80-pound dog sleeping in our bed,...

Oregon’s Measure 110 2020 Ballot

Oregon’s Measure 110 2020 Ballot

On the November 2020 ballot there is a measure that we would like to share some information with you. Measure 110, official titled Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act looks to remove criminal penalties for low-level possession of all drugs, which currently is...

Tips for Couples During the Pandemic

Tips for Couples During the Pandemic

With higher levels of individual stress and anxiety combined with increased time at home, it's no wonder many couples are finding their relationship under strain. Navigating a global pandemic is uncharted territory for all of us. You might find that you and your...

How to Support Your Child’s Routines During the Holidays

How to Support Your Child’s Routines During the Holidays

While the holidays are a wonderful time to visit family, celebrate, and enjoy time together, they can also present a challenge when you have a child who is dependent on routine and predictability. Do you have a child who relies on routines and completely loses it when...

What is Attachment?

What is Attachment?

“Attachment” has become somewhat of a buzzword that is often misunderstood and misused in the parenting world. I work with parents and young children in therapy around issues with attachment, and I find that most people want some clarification on what attachment is...

Parenting with Anxiety

Parenting with Anxiety

I often write about helping kids cope with anxiety or recognizing anxiety in children, but what about when parents are dealing with anxiety themselves? Anxiety can be sneaky. It’s often not immediately recognized as anxiety and it can sometimes feel like it comes out...

Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids

Three Ways to Help Anxious Kids

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons parents bring their children to see a therapist. Parents often wonder what they can do to help their child and feel at a loss as to how to address the anxiety. Here are a few tips for helping anxious kids cope: Listen and...

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