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Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz
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Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz is a licensed psychologist, social worker and published author. Her first book, Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings, is tailored to help parents convey and help children understand what emotions are and why they feel them. She is a resident of Austin, Texas, where she has private practice. Prior to her move to Austin, Dr. Tietz had a private practice in Philadelphia, seeing couples, families and individuals, for over 30 years. Before developing her private practice she worked with children in multiple settings, such as family service agencies and foster care. She has trained and taught at the Family Institute of Philadelphia. Her Ph.D. is in developmental psychology from Bryn Mawr College. She has advanced training in Play Therapy and is a certified practitioner of EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Dr. Tietz sees a wide range of children, with normal developmental problems as well as those who have experienced trauma. She has conducted workshops on parenting, sibling relations and emotional literacy.

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Keeping Your Cool When Kids Lose Theirs, Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 11:57 AM

I've been thinking some more about those times when things are on the edge of chaos, and we're expected to be in control. Sharing your children's lives with an ex-spouse can be challenging. There are issues like differing parental styles and values and the need to manage schedules and to...

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Staying Calm When Kids Lose It During Divorce

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 1:30 PM

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Divorce brings lots of changes, and kids are often not good at transitions. Especially at young ages, kids like predictability; they want things to stay the same. So, while their life circumstances require a lot of adaptations, many of those changes will be...

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When Co-Parenting Is Difficult

(16) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 1:10 PM

How do we come to terms with folks who won't cooperate with us? After divorce, feelings run high and the hurt can last a long time. Those feelings can cause distrust and unwillingness to cooperate, which is hard for everyone involved. It means giving up hopes of shared cooperation and...

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Navigating Loyalty in Divorce

(22) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:48 PM

Helping kids stay loyal to both parents might be the single most important thing divorcing parents can do. The reason why this is so important is because these early and lasting attachments to each parent provide the best opportunity for children to feel safety in the world. Their security rests...

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Emotions After Divorce

(4) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Divorce creates challenges for everyone in the family. It involves loss and significant change. It can create uncertainty and stress. At times like this, there is often less emotional flexibility and more emotional reactivity. Anxiety or exaggerated fears should be expected. They're a normal part of managing changes that might...

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