Author Archives: Jennifer Wendt, Ph.D.

Column Image Do Your Kids Have Spring Fever?

Are your children bouncing off the walls lately? Are they getting sassier or fighting with one another? Have you noticed they are having difficulty concentrating or completing their homework? They may have a classic case of spring fever! Every year during the spring, I commonly observe an increase in energy … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Parenting |

Column Image What Stage of Life are You In?

Our lifespan is comprised of a progression of stages during which we face new dilemmas and experience new accomplishments. From early childhood thru the retirement years we all endure similar phases of life: childhood, adolescence and various stages in adulthood. We also tend to connect with others who are living … Continue reading >




Posted in Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy |

Column Image Freeing Yourself from Clutter: Material and Emotional

Happy New Year! The time has come when we turn the calendar and embrace the beginning of a new year. We breathe a deep breath and ponder the year ahead. This time often brings self-reflection, memories of the previous year and thoughts for the new year ahead. As we look … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Building Confidence in Your Child

As I sit and watch a class of children in gymnastics I reflect on how important it is to for children to develop skills that build confidence. All humans strive to gain skills and develop pride in their abilities, making it important to begin fostering this development in children. Each … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Children, Depression, Parenting |

Column Image Is My Child Normal?

One of the most common questions I hear when a parent enters my office to talk about their child is “Is this normal?” We often wonder if our child is developing and behaving in typical kid-fashion or if there is something more we should be identifying. Children move through innumerable phases … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Parenting |

Column Image The Value in Perspective Taking

Perspective taking is the ability to see things from another person’s view and to better understand what he or she is thinking and feeling. It also comprises of the ability to experience and convey empathy for the other person. It is a life skill that is essential in our social … Continue reading >




Posted in Family, Relationships, Stress |

Column Image Speaking Your Child’s Love Language

Raising emotionally healthy children is a full time journey. It is the most rewarding, incredible journey while also a challenging passage. Along this voyage you may ask, do my children know how much I love them? Am I helping them build a foundation of love and support from which they … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Parenting |

Column Image Instilling Family Values

Values are instilled at the heart of every family. They are the values that we feel are important to uphold when living our lives and interacting with our world. If asked what values are important in your family, some values may be bold and obvious while others may be a … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Family, Parenting |

Column Image 8 Steps to Help Your Child Learn Problem Solving Skills

As adults we solve problems all throughout the day, from minimal to major problems. We are called upon to make decisions and find solutions to problems occurring in our homes, jobs, relationships, health, etc. The list is endless! Many problems we fix are common and we have learned a variety … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Family, Parenting, Teens |

Column Image Activities to Brighten Your New Year

A new year brings a sense of refreshment. A fresh time of hope, reflection and opportunities for change. There seems to be a general consensus that 2015 was a more difficult year for many people. Our World has been exposed to great tragedies, locally and globally. Many have experienced personal … Continue reading >




Posted in Holidays, Personal Improvement |