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An educated parent is the best one to choose if and when a sleepover is appropriate for their child.  As a parent, if you do choose to let your child sleep over with a friend, there are some factors to consider.  Having a “family sleepover policy” is a great way to protect your child, and […]

What To Consider Before Letting Your Child Have a Sleepover

The Truth behind the Highlight Reel Often times we use social media as a highlight reel. So, we post the happy pictures where things in life seem to be going smoothly. We often believe the lie that the people and experiences we post are as truly happy and care-free as we curated them to look. Before […]

The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 2

Adult Counseling

Throwback Thursday Did you have a social media account years ago? If yes, you are likely being reminded of some of the past events and posts. Apps, like TimeHop, had their debut before fizzling out. However, they were replaced by Facebook’s “On This Day” feature. Being only a click away from some of your old […]

The Complexities of Nostalgia: Part 1

Adult Counseling

Cyberbullying and the effects on self-worth. As I was browsing through my Facebook, I noticed a status that was disturbing- but not shocking in anyway. Someone posted: “If a girl is over 160 pounds, then she needs to be slapped if she is seen eating anything other than a salad.” One of my friends posted […]

Am I Good Enough? How Far Does the Impact of Cyberbullying Go?

Men's Issues

PSA:  It is PAST time to be having conversations about suicide with our children!  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, we are seeing higher levels of children (ages 5-17) visiting children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts. Do I have your attention yet? Contrary to popular belief, talking about teen suicide will not push […]

Talking to Your Children About Suicide – Why it’s Important

Teen Counseling

Talking to Your Children About Suicide, Sarah Howard, Amy Wine Counseling Cypress TX

Monitoring Your Kids Phone I’m sure it’s difficult to be a parent. You do your best to enforce rules and raise respectful kids, just to have them find thousands (and I think that’s a literal count) of ways to go around your guidelines to do what they want. With technology advancing as quickly as it […]

Monitoring Your Kids Phone

Teen Counseling

Monitoring Your Kids Phone, Amy Wine Counseling, Cypress, TX

Parenting is the most challenging job there is.  No debates necessary. The stakes are high. Effective parents set out to rear productive, responsible members of society.  Our hope is that our children will grow up in a world free from rejection and disappointments.  A world where they will be loved and valued for their individuality. […]

Effective Parenting in a Changing World