Obedience is overrated. Parents, try this instead.

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. I have received a few requests for “how to get my kid to listen” posts recently (I have a lot of friends die-hard fans who have preschoolers and a few who have teenagers.). But before I … Continue reading

DBT and Radical Acceptance. (Sometimes you just have to accept some pee.)

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Preface by Megsanity: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) has been a growing phenomenon in the psychotherapy world. And as this movement becomes more popular in the general population, I have been getting more and more questions about it……. Keep reading…

Reader Asks: I wish I never had my child.

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Question: I have a daughter with bipolar disorder who is ruining my life with her disrespect and her antics.  I bring her to therapy and she’s on medication, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. I am honestly counting the days … Continue reading

8 simple ways to stop unwanted thoughts. By Meg Sanity.

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Recently, I was scouring the internet for a quick cheat-sheet which would describe several strategies for managing unwanted thoughts.  (Therapists search for bizarre things.  Like, in the middle of a CBT therapy session, google can help ascertain the answer to, “Can a spider break … Continue reading

Radical Acceptance (explained in one simple crappy drawing.)

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Oh, what’s that?  You’ve always wondered, “What exactly is radical acceptance, and does anyone have any amateur drawings depicting its every-day application?” ??  Today is your lucky day: And, incidentally, I just also had to radically accept that … Continue reading

DBT and “Mindfulness” (so you don’t chuck any remotes into any TV screens.)

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“Dialectical Behavioral Therapy” (DBT) is a type of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan which helps people manage and tolerate distressing situations and feelings.  DBT is similar to “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” (CBT) in that it challenges ways of thinking that end up making you feel … Continue reading