Posts by Beth Trammell

To quit or not to quit. That is the question.

This topic actually comes up a lot in therapy with kids and parents. A child will get started on some team or with some activity and partway through, will decide they don’t want do that…

Encouragement, not criticism

My oldest son plays 5th grade competitive basketball. He loves the basketball. Loves it. And if I’m being honest, I really do love it too. I have played. I grew up playing basketball. I grew…

Intro to youth sports and youth activities

There are so many benefits to youth sports (or extracurricular activities – like band, music, or art). Some parents choose to put their kids in sports as early as 3 or 4. Others may choose…

October is ALL about youth sports!

Hey all! This month, I will be covering topics related to youth sports (and youth activities). Tune in for all kinds of great info this month! PS I know I can change the front image…

Expectations at school and homework

This is basically the face I have when it is time for homework. It’s either that one kid has assured me they have “no homework” (and I hesitantly believe them)… or… this is the 5th…

Growing with grandparents

We all love grandparents. They come visit.   They help out when we need a break.   They share their wisdom and guidance.  That being said, I have also heard from clients about the not-so-good of grandparents…

Divorce (pt 2)

We recently discussed the importance of letting go of resentment and engaging in forgiveness with divorce. Here, we will explore more ways to engage in healthy relationships with our ex-partner. The key here is to…

Divorce (pt 1)

I have been planning a blog on divorce for several weeks because of the many, many clinical experiences I have had with kids of divorced parents – and working with divorced parents as well. As…
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