Group for Kids Adjusting to Separation or Divorce Starting Soon

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

I am excited to develop and lead a divorce adjustment group for children ages 6-9 at Sioux Falls Psychological Services.  “Seasons of Change: Helping Children Adjust to Separation/Divorce” can offer a constructive and thoughtful group experience for children.  This group will be starting soon and may assist children to understand divorce, enhance communication, and develop coping skills in a positive environment.  Children will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings through experiential activities, age appropriate discussions, and social interactions with peers.

Seasons of Change

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The season certainly shifted! Parents, you recently purchased coats, snow pants, gloves, and boots for children who a short time ago splashed in swimming pools and played in flip flops. SD weather brings a wide variety of seasonal changes. Preparing for subzero temperatures is what we South Dakotans do.

Busy families routinely follow their own school, work, and activity schedules. They usually follow already developed expectations about other members. However, sudden or gradual relationship shifts may break down resulting in the disillusion of the parental relationship.

“How was School Today?”

Monday, August 19th, 2019

It’s that time of year again, everyone: school time! You might remember coming home after a long day of school and you hear that age-old question: “how was school today?” It is so easy to respond with a quick, “fine,” or “good,” without really getting into the specifics. You might also remember asking your own children this and, maybe, becoming frustrated with the one-word answers day after day. 

Preparing for Kindergarten

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Your child attends Kindergarten this fall!  Along with seasonal changes, preschool preferences shift to school age inclinations. Glue bottles, multi colored markers, and super hero/princess backpacks are today’s essentials.