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Katie is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert by day and writer by night in Los Angeles, CA. She divides her time between her family, her private practice and her laptop. You can find her at Practical Parenting, moonfrye, Clomid and Cabernet and allParenting. She also spends time on Facebook and Twitter. She lives by the beach with her rock & roll husband and her two children. She believes in lattes, family time and the power of play.

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Let the Children Play! Especially During Recess

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Effective classroom behavior management has been a hot topic in education for years. Classrooms are full of personalities with one teacher at the head of the class to both manage all of those unique personalities and help them thrive. Have you thanked your child's teacher lately?

In a

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자살은 이기적인 행동이 아니다

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:34 AM

이 글은 허핑턴포스트US 블로거이자 아동, 청소년 심리치료사 케시 헐리의 글을 번역, 편집한 것입니다.


아버지는 자살하셨다.


요즘은 이 이야기를 별로 하지 않는다. 이미 너무 오래전 일이기 때문이다. 아버지가 자살한 후, 이를 회복하는 건 매우 길고도 비통한 과정이었다. 슬픔에 잠긴 채 난 혼자라고 느꼈고, 혼돈과...

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Le suicide n'a rien d'égoïste

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:11 AM

J'ai survécu au suicide.

Je n'en parle plus vraiment ces jours-ci, car désormais j'ai l'impression que ça fait une éternité. La guérison a été longue et douloureuse. Par moments je me sentais seule dans ma douleur et parfois je me sentais perdue et confuse. Le problème du suicide c'est...

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Le suicide n'a rien d'égoïste

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 4:16 PM

J'ai survécu au suicide.

Je n'en parle plus vraiment ces jours-ci, car désormais j'ai l'impression que ça fait une éternité. La guérison a été longue et douloureuse. Par moments je me sentais seule dans ma douleur et parfois je me sentais perdue et confuse. Le problème du suicide c'est...

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Le suicide n'a rien d'égoïste

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 4:16 PM

J'ai survécu au suicide.

Je n'en parle plus vraiment ces jours-ci, car désormais j'ai l'impression que ça fait une éternité. La guérison a été longue et douloureuse. Par moments je me sentais seule dans ma douleur et parfois je me sentais perdue et confuse. Le problème du suicide c'est...

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Le suicide n'a rien d'égoïste

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 4:16 PM

J'ai survécu au suicide.

Je n'en parle plus vraiment ces jours-ci, car désormais j'ai l'impression que ça fait une éternité. La guérison a été longue et douloureuse. Par moments je me sentais seule dans ma douleur et parfois je me sentais perdue et confuse. Le problème du suicide c'est...

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Le suicide n'a rien d'égoïste

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 4:16 PM

J'ai survécu au suicide.

Je n'en parle plus vraiment ces jours-ci, car désormais j'ai l'impression que ça fait une éternité. La guérison a été longue et douloureuse. Par moments je me sentais seule dans ma douleur et parfois je me sentais perdue et confuse. Le problème du suicide c'est...

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No hay nada egoísta en el suicidio

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 1:11 AM

He sobrevivido al suicidio.

No hablo sobre esto muchas veces, pues he llegado a un punto en el que siento que me ocurrió hace una vida. La recuperación fue un largo y duro proceso. Hubo momentos en los que me sentí muy sola con mi desdicha y hubo momentos en...

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Es gibt nichts Egoistisches an Selbstmord

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Ich bin Hinterbliebener eines Selbstmords.

Ich rede heute nicht mehr viel darüber, weil ich a den Punkt gekommen bin, an dem es sich anfühlt, wie wenn es vor einer Ewigkeit passiert wäre. Die Heilung war ein langer und trauriger Prozess.

Es gab Zeiten, in denen ich mich mit...

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Non c'è nulla di egoista nel suicidio

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 3:46 AM

Sono sopravvissuta a un suicidio.

Ultimamente non ne parlo spesso, perché sono arrivata a un punto in cui sembra sia successo una vita fa. La guarigione è stato un processo lungo e doloroso. Ci sono stati momenti in cui mi sono sentita sola nel mio dolore, altri in cui...

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There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide

(3132) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 2:55 PM

I am a survivor of suicide.

I don't talk about it a lot these days, as I've reached the point where it feels like a lifetime ago. Healing was a long and grief-stricken process. There were times when I felt very alone in my grief and there were times...

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The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

(3) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 4:55 PM

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom...

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What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Reading is always a hot topic during the summer months. Friends exchange favorites and make recommendations while debating the latest titles on the "best sellers" list (I really need to get to The Goldfinch) and, just about everywhere you go, you see people taking a moment to check out with...

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7 Ways to Redefine Happiness and Raise Caring Kids

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 5:35 PM

A new study from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education has the potential to serve as a wake-up call for parents everywhere. The study reveals a gap between the messages parents intend to send their children about empathy and caring and the messages that children actually hear. Parents...

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10 Life Lessons I Learned from My Dad in 23 Years

(14) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:21 PM

I lost my dad when I was 23 years old. I was days away from completing my first year of graduate school. It was tragic and unexpected, as tragedies generally are, and I remember drifting through the days, wondering if I would ever feel whole again.

That first year...

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An Important Life Lesson You Need to Teach Your Children Starting Right Now

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 11:29 AM

"Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults" -Abraham Lincoln

There is a lot of talk about violence against women this week. As well there should be. Talking, even in sound bites, opens the lines of communication. Talking encourages people to open their eyes...

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In Pursuit of Happiness? Be Grateful

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 11:41 AM

In the field of positive psychology, gratitude is strongly associated with greater, overall happiness. Gratitude boasts many benefits -- including better relationships, better physical health, increased happiness and better coping skills. People who experience gratitude, it seems, experience more positive emotion and are better equipped to...

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Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

(1) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:57 PM

It's no big secret that children are currently on the fast track to success. What kind of success they might find at the end of this high-pressure race remains to be seen, but they are being pushed to succeed everywhere they turn.

Children, it seems, are losing childhood.

I...

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4 propósitos de Año Nuevo que cambiarán la vida de tus hijos

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 12:01 AM

Nunca he sido muy fan de los propósitos de Año Nuevo. Prefiero proponerme objetivos que sé que puedo ir cumpliendo poco a poco (como me enseñaron en la universidad) y valorar cada paso que voy dando y cada etapa que cumplo, para así llegar al fin que me he propuesto....

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4 New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Child's Life

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 10:13 AM

I've never been a big fan of resolutions. I set goals with measurable benchmarks (I know, I can't help it, they trained me in graduate school), I reevaluate when benchmarks are met, and I generally meet my goals at some point. I might not meet them by December 31st each...

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