Blog by Dr. Eva Therapy

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Five Great Games to Play and Bond with Your Baby

Great Games! The other day I did a workshop at Babies R Us on the best toys and games to purchase for your baby. There are so many options nowadays for babies! Gender-specific or neutral, with bells, music, dance moves, ABC's, 123's. The ones that vibrate or connect to the...

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Parenting Your Introvert aka Shy Child

Is Your Kid an Introvert? Children who are introverts are commonly described as shy, but, they just need a little more time than others to participate in social gatherings. The other day I gave a talk at a local private school on discipline and temperament and how as parents we really...

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Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist walk into a bar

The difference - Therapist, Psychologist, and Psychiatrist The other day a client's parent asked if I prescribed medication because she saw that my title notes "Licensed Clinical Psychologist". I explained that only psychiatrists, who are medical doctors, and other doctors such as nurse practitioners, general practitioners, neurologists, and pediatricians can...

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To the Mom Who is Running Late to our Session

The Late Mom Listen, I've been there. I've been late myself. Trying to get as much done before getting to my appointment on time. The school zones, the traffic, the accidents, the road construction- the unexpected " I need to poop right now Mommy!!". It doesn't end and it can...

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Is it Ok to Praise our Kids?

Proud Praise So if we can't constantly praise our kids, how can we let them know we are proud of them? The other day I basically bashed the entire idea of being our kids' number one cheerleading squad. I realized I needed to leave you with some alternatives to constant...

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Interview with Krista Barth, My Educational Solutions

Krista Barth, Business Owner, Fierce Advocate, Teacher, and Awesome Momma I was introduced to the whole notion of advocacy and remediation on a perchance meeting with one of my son's classmate's moms- Krista Barth. Here is my interview with Krista on her work and passion. Krista is passionate about her...

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Too much praise is killing our kids’ self esteem

Kid's Self Esteem How often in the last hour have you said: "good job" to your child? It's almost like a knee jerk reflex nowadays. We congratulate every. single. act our kids do. Ate your cereal? Good job. Put your pants on? Good job. Cleaned up the toys? Good job....

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Five Tips on Staying Calm Instead of Flipping Out

Staying Calm Instead of Flipping Out It's the most wonderful time of the year With the kid's jingle belling And everyone telling you - be of good cheer It's the most wonderful time of the year... Yes, and no. For the multi-tasking, got it all together, presents bought and wrapped, traffic hating, carpool line...

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Misdiagnosed with Autism or is it Something Else?

Why most kids get diagnosed with autism when it's really this. Parents and teachers start to look for signs of autism because that is the most common diagnosis out there that focuses on a lack of social skills in kids. As an infant mental health psychologist, I tend to see...

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The Clean Freak Parent

7 toilet training tips for the clean freak parent Now that I am toilet training with child #2, I went back to this article as a refresher for what's to come... Potty training boys is a lot different than training girls and every child is different. I am reminded to go at...