Dona Matthews Ph.D.

Going Beyond Intelligence: Raising Happily Productive Kids

By |2018-10-31T20:31:31+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Going Beyond Intelligence: Raising Happily Productive Kids

What can parents do to support their kids’ developing intelligence? How is that different–harder, easier, better, worse–for parents over forty? Some surprisingly simple answers.

Read the article

Say Yes to Play

By |2018-08-31T08:48:47+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , , |

Say Yes to Play

Twelve reasons play is essential to children’s healthy development, and twelve ways parents can ensure their kids are getting the play experiences they need.

Read the article

Yes, Your Toddler or Teen Is Frustrating and Foolish

By |2018-06-20T21:31:06+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Yes, Your Toddler or Teen Is Frustrating and Foolish

Brain research findings show the best way to respond to annoying or foolish behavior is as learning opportunities for you and your child. Be mindful, kind, and patient. Be loving.

Read the article

Is It a Mental Health Problem? Or Just Puberty?

By |2018-06-06T16:04:27+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , , |

Is It a Mental Health Problem? Or Just Puberty?

From 11-14, everything is volatile and many parents worry. Is your child just experiencing a painful but normal transition into adulthood? Or not? How can you support resilience?

Read the article

Are You Making Bad Behavior Worse?

By |2018-05-17T03:05:17+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Are You Making Bad Behavior Worse?

Anger, punishment, and consequences just make bad behavior worse. By being fully present to your child’s feelings—no matter what they are—you can help them do better next time.

Read the article

Calm, Sunny, and Sweet? Or Loud, Difficult, and Defiant?

By |2018-03-21T20:04:55+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , |

Calm, Sunny, and Sweet? Or Loud, Difficult, and Defiant?

Some kids are born calmer, and some more difficult, but behavior is not all hard-wired. How parents react to their kids’ temperament has an impact on their attitudes and behavior.

Read the article

Young Children and the Fear of Death

By |2018-02-12T11:11:01+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Young Children and the Fear of Death

It can be alarming when your child expresses concerns about mortality, but death worries are common between the ages of 4 and 8. Take the fears seriously, and be calmly reassuring.

Read the article

Logical Consequences: Helping Kids Learn from Their Mistakes

By |2017-10-10T14:13:14+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Logical Consequences: Helping Kids Learn from Their Mistakes

Punishment breeds resentment and retaliation. Logical consequences–when they’re imposed with kindness and attention–can help kids take responsibility for their actions.

Read the article

Teen Attitude, Teen Trouble

By |2017-09-07T13:57:49+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , , , |

Teen Attitude, Teen Trouble

It’s hard to parent a teenager. It’s even harder to be one. Here are ten attitudes and actions that can help make it easier for you, and might even make it easier for your kid.

Read the article

Translate »