Stacy York's Blog Posts Tagged 'health' (9)

6 Ways To Keep Your Children Safe From Sexual Abuse

Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.

 have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

8 Valuable Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Dog

How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.

Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.

So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Do You Have Difficulty Communicating With Your Child?

Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.

I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.

Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments

5 Tips To Cool Your Worries About Your Children

In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.

When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better

have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only

connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In

his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I

clarified my statement to him…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

How Important Are Teachers To A Child?

As we get ready for the return of school, it's important to remember the role that teachers play.

I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

How To Support An Emotionally Traumatized Child

Children who have internal scars are often misunderstood.

Today was a bit of a tough day at work. I sat with a family who has weathered one of the worst storms that a person could ever imagine…childhood sexual abuse. Children, under the age of 5, traded for sex and video taped for porn. Now, a decade later, these children have to deal with their inner demons. No, they are no longer living with the people who did this to them. No, they have no contact at all with anyone from…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Are The Words You Use Role-Modeling For Your Children?

These very words set the tone for how we treat people.  What are we teaching our children?

WARNING: I will be ranting today! I have some major energy in the above topic. So, if you are easily offended or sensitive, please stop reading now and return for a later blog!



That said, let’s chat about tolerance versus acceptance. I see the word “tolerance” everywhere…teach kids tolerance, we need to tolerate others, human resources departments that have tolerance…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The "No Kill Policy": How To Control Anger As A Parent

When you get mad at your kids, just remember this "no kill policy."

 

Since I have been in private practice, I have often said to families: "I have a no kill policy." Parents and children just look at me with the oddest looks.

Then, I go on to explain: "Sometimes, especially in our families, we have really strong emotions that make us angry and want to attack the ones we love. Strong emotions can often times…

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Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

7 Answers To Why Teens Drop Out Of School

Many teens are considering dropping out of school.  This article addresses this dilemma. 

As a therapist who sees teenagers, I get this questioned posed to me often…Stacy, I don’t want my child to drop out of school, but they refuse to go and I don’t know what to do. What should I do? I often approach this topic from “what is your child communicating to the rest of us that we aren’t hearing?”



Have you been to high school lately? It can definitely be a bit…

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Added by Stacy York on August 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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