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Too Much “Together Time”? 5 Stay-At-Home Strategies From a NJ Couples Therapist

Posted Posted in Adults, Lauren Grossbach, Online Therapy

When social distancing began, you knew you’d be spending more time with your partner at home, but perhaps you didn’t realize it would be for this long or feel this intense. Over two months into social distancing, couples are struggling to get along. You might have heard stories or seen memes on social media about […]

Ways to cope with stress for moms in addition to online therapy in New Jersey

The W’s of Self-Care for Busy and Tired Moms

Posted Posted in Adults, Lauren Grossbach, New Moms, Parents

You’ve probably heard people talking about self-care lately. Scrolling through Facebook it’s hard to not see something related to self-care, “treating yourself”, or “taking time for you”. If you’re a mom (or soon-to-be mom), the idea of taking time to care for yourself might seem like a silly, unrealistic daydream. For a moment, you might […]

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Taming the Back-to-School Chaos (Video)

Posted Posted in Children, Lauren Grossbach, Parents

Lauren Stein Grossbach, LMFT gives parents tips on how to tame back-to-school chaos. Adjust the schedule (BEFORE the first day!) Review the family schedule and calendar together  Prep the home environment to cater to the new schedule   If your child needs additional support during this transition, learn more about our Child Therapy Services. OR   […]

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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 3 of 3

Posted Posted in Food allergies, Lauren Grossbach, Parents

In Part 3 of this series, we finalize our discussion of the Food Allergies Hierarchy of Needs. Now that we’ve tackled Physiological and Safety needs, let’s move onto Love & Belonging, Self-Advocacy, and Fulfillment & Acceptance.     Love and Belonging Once you’re on the same page about your child’s physiological and safety needs, it’s […]

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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 2 of 3

Posted Posted in Children, Food allergies, Lauren Grossbach

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the “why” and “how” of co-parents getting on the same page when it comes to a child’s food allergies. In Parts 2 and 3, we continue the “how” with some help from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes from Abraham Maslow’s work in developmental […]

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5 Key Ways to Improve Co-Parenting Your Child with Food Allergies: Part 1 of 3

Posted Posted in Food allergies, Lauren Grossbach

The Isolating Struggles Any parent who has a child with food allergies can tell you what a challenging experience it is. The constant fear of harm, anxiety about contamination/contact, accommodations that need to be made for safety, and more, take a toll on the food allergy parent. While other children are picking their favorite foods […]

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Tips to Manage Back to School Anxiety: Middle School (Video)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Lauren Grossbach

Lauren Stein, LMFT gives parents tips on how to ease their child’s transition into middle school. In this video, parents and caretakers will learn: The importance of openness with their child Helping their children find solutions to the issues they are facing Focusing less on how to fix the anxiety, but instead help their child […]

Back to school anxiety video

Tips to Manage Back to School Anxiety: Elementary School (Video)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children, Lauren Grossbach

Lauren Stein, LMFT gives parents tips on how to help their first grader with back to school anxiety. In this video she talks about: Facilitating your child’s socialization The importance of extracurricular activities Your role and responsibilities in in anxiety management for your child     To learn more about how to help your child […]