Welcome to Open Door for Parents
WELCOME TO OPEN DOOR FOR PARENTS
(115 sec.) Here’s the video transcript, with the blue side line, if you’d rather read: (More details are below.)
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children's Hospital Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have declared children’s mental health a national emergency.
I see this crisis very directly in my practice. Every day, I get calls from people who want to talk to a psychologist, but there are physical limits to how many people I can see in my practice. It hurts my heart to have to turn people away.
With all of that in mind, I'm offering Open Door for Parents.
WHAT IS OPEN DOOR FOR PARENTS ABOUT?
Open Door for Parents is an online resource for parents, about children’s feelings, friendships, and mental health.
Open Door for Parents is welcoming. You’ll find practical ideas for helping your child that are realistic and don’t require you to be a perfect parent with nothing else going on in your life.
Open Door for Parents is about connection and community. I’ll share what I know from psychology research, my clinical work, and my personal experience as a mom of four, and I hope you’ll chime in with comments about what’s worked for you.
Open Door for Parents is mostly about possibility because our kids are learning and growing and so are we.
I hope you’ll work with me to build something meaningful and useful together.
WHAT DOES OPEN DOOR FOR PARENTS INVOLVE?
I’ll send 2-minute videos for parents about children’s feelings, friendships, and mental health, to subscribers by email, approximately every other week. (Yes, there will be a transcript if you’d rather read.)
On (most of) the opposite weeks, I’ll post written responses to questions about children’s feelings and friendships or about parent’s feelings.
You can share comments on my videos and written posts. (Please be kind!) You can also suggest submit questions or topics you’d like me to address. (I won’t necessarily be able to answer every question.)
About once a month, I’ll host either a webinar or an online conversation hour about a specific topic. (These will be paid events. Recordings will be available if you can’t attend the live event.)
NOTE: About one post per month will be available for FREE subscribers. For a $12/month PAID subscription, you will get access to all weekly posts plus a coupon code each month for $20 off a live or recorded webinar, plus the option to submit questions for a future post.
Click HERE to see all free 2-min videos and Q&A posts.
Click HERE to see webinars.
MY GIFT FOR YOU
To celebrate the launch of Open Door for Parents and thank you for subscribing, I’d like to give you three free mini-guides for parents. These e-books offer 10 quick tips to use immediately or longer term:
When Your Child…Says, “Nobody Like Me”
When Your Child…Cries Easily
When Your Child…Gets Bullied
SOME PRACTICAL MATTERS
Obviously, Open Door for Parents is NOT psychotherapy. It's for educational purposes only about important topics facing families. The ideas mentioned by me or other community members may or may not be relevant for your particular situation.
I trust you to use your judgement about what makes sense for your child and your family and to consult your physician or a mental health provider, if needed, about very serious or complicated situations.
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