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Online Counseling Question: How can I take care of friends and family with mental health issues during COVID-19? (Video)

Click here to schedule online counseling at Thriveworks. Hey guys. Pedro Sam with Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I come to you today to just talk to you for a few minutes. As you know, our world is going through so many difficult situations right now. We…

How does autism affect families? Lifestyle, sibling dynamics, parenting, financial strain, and social isolation

Autism comes with learning and social difficulties—often, these individuals have difficulty focusing and struggle to connect or interact meaningfully with others. While many are aware of the struggles that these individuals face, the obstacles that are presented to family members often go unnoticed or undiscussed. So, how are family members…

Divorce recovery: You can heal properly by surrendering to the pain, forgiving, and focusing on self-care

Any breakup is hard, but divorce is especially difficult, as you have to say goodbye to the person you planned to spend forever with. Fortunately, you can take matters into your own hands and recover: the three keys are giving in to the pain, forgiving yourself, and practicing self-care. Additionally, it’s…

Is your approach to child discipline wrong? These strategies work better than others, according to the professionals

Child discipline is tricky business: as there is a wide range of strategies and techniques that can (or actually can’t) get the job done. So which one’s do get the job done? According to science, the authoritative parenting style proves the most effective; this involves encouragement and clear communication. Another…

Is your family under financial stress? Don’t let it rule your lives—here’s what you should do instead

Many of us struggle financially from time to time, as the cost of day to day living expenses continue to rise. As these bills continue to pile up, the stress of financial burden weighs heavy on the family, from the parents to the kids. Fortunately, your financial stress doesn’t have…