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All information on this website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between Claudia Glassman LMFT and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Correspondence does not constitute an established therapist-client relationship, nor does it psychological treatment or diagnosis.

January 8, 2018

It is so easy as a parent to get caught up in parenting. We focus on our children adn the myriad of things that come along with that. We are focused on our children throughout the day, school, behaviors, discpline, emotional development, physical development, naps, meals, bedtime, and everything in between. We are pulled in many directions. We need to fos...

December 19, 2017

We hear the word mindfulness a lot these days. While some may feel it is a trend, I have not only seen the benefits of it first hand, but I think that it has become so popular because we are in need of it. The world moves fast, information is constantly flowing, and we rarely seem to get peaceful moments where we can be still. Sometimes we even struggle w...

November 14, 2017

"I don't want them to be dependent on me, I just want them to be connected"  .  These words came out of my mouth last week as I was talking to my husband about our girls. As the words came out of my mouth this statement struck me in many ways and brought up a lot for me. 

Every parent must face their child growing up. That toddler that needed you...

November 9, 2017

I was talking to a colleague of mine from my days in private practice as a therapist the other day and we started talking a bit about parenting. Another woman we were with asked our thoughts on parenting today and if we thought that parents today are over-parenting their children. She seemed to be referring to parents rescuing and coddling their children.

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October 26, 2017

What does discipline mean to you? For a lot of people it means rules and punishment. Discipline is so much more than this. We often think about discipline as being external. It is something we as parents enforce. 



If , however, we were t think of it as internal (think of this as self discipline), what would change in our parenting? If our job as par...

October 23, 2017

Last week I went to an parent education session at my children's school. The topic was language and the teacher holding the meeting went into great detail about how they teach language and the progression of the lessons that they use to teach the children.

As I sat there I became very aware of how complex learning new skills can be. Every single day of my...

October 16, 2017

We all know someone who is focused on outcomes. Someone who feels that they are defined by their home, their car, their job. What happens to this person when they aren't rewarded for their efforts? How does this impact their mood, motivation, and self esteem?

Most of us have grown up in a society where outcomes are valued. We enter school and immediately b...

October 12, 2017

Early on in my career as a therapist I underestimated the importance and value of play. It didn't take long for me to learn how imperative play s for children. After a lot of great experience and play therapy training, I have found that play is the best tool for children (and even some adults). I have seen behavioral challenges disappear after a few sessi...

October 9, 2017

I went to a conference this weekend and one of the presenters shared this poem:



I tried to teach my child with books.
He gave me only puzzled looks.

I tried to teach my child with words.
They passed him by often unheard.

Despairingly, I turned aside.
"How shall I teach this child?" I cried.

Into my hand he put the key
"Come," he said, "play with me."

A...

October 4, 2017

During my time working as a therapist with children and adolescents, a large portion of the kids I worked with had a history of trauma. I found that when working with these children, I often was the one person who could be a container for all of the negative feelings and experiences that they hold onto. 

So what does this mean? It means that sometimes, i j...

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