New Mothers and Counseling in Franklin Lakes and Bergen County, NJ

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers a question about being a new parent. Q – I am new to the area and don’t know anyone. I have a six month-old little girl and I feel like I am going crazy. Any suggestions? L.R. in Oakland A – Get out of the house – even with your child! Find a parent group in your community. Many churches, temples, libraries, or meetup.com have “Mommy and Me” or similar programs where you can go to socialize. Many are geared towards new moms. New moms need to feel comfortable and motivated to take control of their new roles

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Marital Problems Counselling in Ramsey

Pre-Marital Counseling in Ramsey NJ

Ramsey Pre-Marital Counselor So you’re getting married. Well, congratulations. But don’t fall into the trap of thinking that all you need is love to ensure a happy marriage. Love is, of course, vital, but just as you need fuel in your car for it to run but you wouldn’t drive it blindfolded, so too is it important to have a road map for where the two of you are headed and the expert advice and guidance that lays a strong foundation for a long and fulfilling marriage. At Mars & Venus, we’re committed to helping couples just like you to gain the advantages that it takes to meet the relationship

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Fighting and Conflict in Front of the Kids – Bergen County

Fighting and Conflict in Front of the Kids Kids model themselves after the important adults in their lives, their parents. They learn to imitate adult behavior, model what it means to be a man or a woman, and learn about relationships between men and women. When parents respect and value each other, their children learn about equality in relationships. There is no such thing as a conflict-free marriage. Parents will argue and disagree, but when parents often argue heatedly and are disrespectful to each other, they teach their children undesirable lessons. Angry voices, negative facial expressions, constant yelling, and hurtfulness toward one another teach kids how to be hostile. Sometimes

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Marital Problems Counselling in Ramsey

Couples Therapy in Ramsey

Ramsey Couples Counseling Does your marriage or partnership seem to be fraying at the edges? Is your relationship suddenly plagued with fighting and arguments, or simply a sense of dread and anxiety on a near constant basis? Relationship problems can happen to anyone, regardless of the length of time you have spent together or the previous challenges you have successfully faced together. However, this does not mean that your time together has to come to an end. Couples in need can always find the personal and professional help they need to succeed as a team with couples therapy in Ramsey at the welcoming offices of Mars & Venus. Couples therapy can

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Explaining Death to Children – Bergen County

Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” answers questions about children and grief and bereavement. Preschool children cannot understand that death is permanent and non-reversible; therefore, they do not see death the way teens and adults do. When someone they know dies, young children do not always express grief through tears, so we can miss the signs that they are grieving. The way we handle the death of a loved one teaches our children a lot about life. Morrisa asks her readers how they have explained death to their children. Don’t say the deceased is “sleeping” – this makes the children afraid to go to sleep

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Ramsey Beating the Post-Vacation Blues

Beating the Post-Vacation Blues by Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW, staff writer and advice columnist of “KIDS Magazine” So long, Summertime. Good-bye swim clubs, beaches, lakes, and camps! Farewell to fun. Parents and kids alike have a tough time re-adjusting to the real-life demands of school and work. The problems of re-entry take on many forms, depending on the length of the vacation, the ages of the kids, and whether or not both parents work outside the home. Some people resist the change of pace. People have to deal with having their time tightly structured once more. When vacation ends, kids have to be more disciplined and that creates certain tensions in

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