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Learn the Recovering Perfectionist Skills

Recovering Perfectionist As a “recovering perfectionist” my aim in life is to make everything nice for everyone, but also to my liking. As a mom, that desire has multiplied tenfold. As a single mom, it has the propensity to exponentiate to a degree unheard of. As my children acclimate to...

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How to Talk to Kids About Money

Money & Expenses With back-to-school shopping soon to be underway, added along with summer expenses like camp and vacations and the (regular list of food, clothes, toys, and gifts, your kids may notice the spending ask you questions related to money. Living in Miami doesn’t help. With such an abundance...

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!

Happy Dads Day! Dads, on this Father’s Day, I want to commemorate you. I want to thank you for taking the time to learn about being a parent. To trying to be open to this challenge of raising little ones, with someone who may or may not come from a...

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Dr. Eva’s Favorite Feelings Books

Favorite Books Children’s books are a great way to explore and learn about so many things, including feelings. Reading, looking, and learning about different feelings helps kids identify and name what they are experiencing. Kids also learn that their feelings are commonly felt by others. Feelings books also facilitate difficult...

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Alone on Mother’s Day

Is a present mom a perfect mom? This post is inspired by some personal events in my life, so bear with me. I used to believe that the only way I could really and truly be a “good” mom was if I was physically present with my kids. The emotional and psychological...

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Is my Child Gifted? Should I get testing?

What to expect during Gifted Child Evaluations Of course, we all think that our children are mini-Einstein’s-in-the-making. But, what many parents don’t know is that a gifted child is smarter than at least 98% of children their age. Therefore, having your child tested for giftedness is crucial to provide the...

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You know you are a perfectionist when…

Take this quiz to find out if you are a perfect- perfectionist!​Your refrigerator shelves are organized by category and size order and you have a five-minute mental dilemma when the spicy mayo you use for Asian dishes can go with the ketchup, mayo, mustard shelf, or with the...

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Baby, I’m sorry … I’m not sorry!

Thank you, Demi, for inspiring me to write this post. ​Why do people apologize for everything these days? Saying "sorry" has replaced our form of communication. It is so ingrained in our speech that it can replace our hellos and goodbyes without a second thought."Sorry, I was sleeping before and...

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Your child didn’t score gifted, be happy!

This is why you should be happy your child didn't score gifted "But all of her friends got into the gifted class!" "His grades have always been "A" and high "B"'s!" ​"Her teachers swore up and down that she was gifted!"Yet, when your child took the IQ test, the score was nowhere...

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Is My Child Gifted? How can I find out?

Do I have a Gifted Child? All parents wonder, is my child gifted? It's that time of year again where many parents of elementary students and kindergarteners are in search of the best school for the upcoming school year. Or your child is already in public school and you feel...

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Choose the Best School for Your Child

Everything you need to know when choosing the best school. Enrolling your child in school can be an exciting and scary process. Now more than ever, there are so many types of preschools with defined philosophies and practices. A school that makes you feel at home and welcomes your child...

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Do You Have a Favorite Child?

Playing Favorites Talking about playing favorites is a very sticky, deep, incredibly difficult topic. Many parents will vehemently and immediately deny that they tend to click "just a tad" bit better with one child over the other. Can you really have a favorite child? Parents may make excuses based on...

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Rivalry – My Four-Year Old Hates My Two-Year Old!

Sibling Rivalry is Real Rivalry can be a tenacious relationship style between siblings and one that is hard to break. Parents must be mindful of how they treat each of their children to avoid major rifts in their relationships. However, this is easier said than done. Parents have a hard...

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Does Stress Really Affect Babies?

Babies do get stressed out! Our little ones are always looking to their caregivers as role models for how to interact with the world. They pick up on our non-verbal cues faster and stronger than any Bounty Paper Wipe (quicker picker-upper-lame joke?) Imagine if you were to one day be...

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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...