Raising Healthy, Happy Kids

How To Nurture A Happy Child

By Lianne Avila / April 13, 2017 /

Parenting is no easy job, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. For those of you that have chosen it, you should congratulate yourself. You are making a big difference in helping the next generation. Parenting and children have changed drastically. Personally, I think video games and the internet are a big part of it. Plus, all…

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How You Can Help Your Kids Get Along

By Lianne Avila / March 9, 2017 /

Remember when having children was just a dream. How did you imagine parenting would be? It’s easy to get caught up in the fairytale. Not only did you dream your children would play together and get along great, they will also get along great with their parents and everyone else. By now, I’m sure you…

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15 Self-Care Tips For Parents

By Lianne Avila / February 25, 2017 /

Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you feel like you take care of everyone else? Then, this is the article for you. As a parent you have a responsibility to take care of your children. But, this doesn’t mean you have to lose yourself in the process. I have seen many wonderful children and…

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How To Stop Yelling And Start Listening To Your Kids

By Lianne Avila / February 21, 2017 /

It’s no secret, that when your kids are happy you are happy. I hear this in therapy all the time, ‘I just want my kids to be happy.’ Your kids can be happy, but you can’t expect them to be happy all the time. As human beings we have a variety of feelings: anger, sadness…

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6 Little Behavior Problems Parents Shouldn’t Ignore

By Lianne Avila / January 12, 2017 /

Everyone always says, ‘It’s no big deal just ignore it.’ That strategy is alright some of the time but not all of the time. Ignoring mild misbehavior is a legitimate parenting strategy. It shows your little one that his/her antics won’t get your attention. This means he/she will be less likely to repeat it in…

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10 Easy Ways To Be A Fantastic Parent

By Lianne Avila / January 10, 2017 /

Parenting is no easy job. It’s also a job that never ends. If you have taken on this job, you need to congratulate yourself. You are responsible for the well being of another human being. Parents have a tremendous impact on a child. Now and in the future. Remember Freud, it’s true the way we relate…

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The Benefits Of Understanding Your Child’s Emotions

By Lianne Avila / December 22, 2016 /

We live in a fast paced society. I hear it all the time in my practice, ‘how can I connect with my child?’ Parents want to connect with their children more than ever these days. Living in the Bay Area can be demanding, and not leave as much time for your family as you would…

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5 Tips That Will Keep You And Your Kids Happy During The Holiday Season

By Lianne Avila / December 20, 2016 /

“Christmas is doing a little extra something for someone.”Charles M. Schulz It’s that time of year. Christmas is right around the corner, and then The New Year. Right now you may be trying to get in that last-minute shopping. Your son must have a Monster Truck, and your daughter must have the perfect doll. The…

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The Secrets Of Happy Kids – 5 Things That Will Make Them Happy

By Lianne Avila / November 21, 2016 /

We all want our kids to be happy. We try to give them everything we didn’t have as a child. We sign them up for sports, music lessons and art classes. We want them to be creative and outgoing. Have a good group of friends and be knowledge.  Sometimes, this can come at a cost.…

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7 Secrets To Raising A Healthy And Happy Child

By Lianne Avila / October 17, 2016 /

We all want the same things for our children. We want them to grow up to be happy and healthy adults. They are actually only your children for a short time. As we all know, the time flies by. So, make the most of it while you can. This doesn’t mean that you have to…

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