Posts by Dr. Pam Monday

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Screen Time Family Dilemmas: What to do About it!

I see many parents and children, of all ages, and everyone has struggles with how much screen time children should be allowed to have. This article is by an outstanding clinician who has written many books and who trains countless therapists who work with families and children. Dr. Diane Gehart, Ph.D. has made it easy…

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To Vaccinate Or Not

To Vaccinate or Not

I had Covid last September. My wonderful childhood friend, 66 years of ongoing friendship, passed it on to me, not knowing she had been exposed. She visited me for our annual birthday celebration, and was in my home for less than 24 hours. She had been in a bubble for a year, except for a…

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Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

Marriage Counseling: Five Red Flags That Say You Need It

The world is ever-changing and so are the expectations of marriage roles. Once upon a time, it was standard for men to provide and women to take care of the home and children. Today, the rules and standards are not so simple, and many couples find themselves struggling to stay committed. In fact, divorcing in…

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Dr. Pam Monday Offers Relationship Advice On The Wellness Plus Podcast

Ryan Kennedy is the host of the Wellness Plus Podcasts featured on YouTube. He interviews professionals providing physical and emotional wellness services. He interviewed Dr. Monday about how to build stronger relationships in a fast food dating culture, including important information on how to communicate with more love and less conflict.

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Loneliness

Loneliness is defined as “how people perceive their experience and whether they feel they lack connections, companionships or a sense of belonging.”  It relates to the quality of relationships, not the size, as people with vast social media networks can feel empty & disconnected.  Chronic loneliness is defined by Italian researcher Capioppo as “a debilitating…

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Parenting College-Age Youth

Parenting College-Age Youth

Congratulations! You have a college-age child — that means you have successfully gotten through the tough developmental periods of infancy, early childhood, and the teenage years. Pat yourselves on the back! Now, you job isn’t over yet — but there are some things you might want to know about parenting the college-age person. Here are…

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Seven Tips for Parents of Teens: Healthy Communication

1. Build Trust by Treating Your Teen With Respect. Ask, rather than demand. Value their ideas, even if you don’t agree. Praise effort. Tell them you love them. Talk to them with a respectful tone of voice. Ask if they want your advice before you start giving it. Respect and establish boundaries — physical and…

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Parenting in Recovery: Recognizing Legacies from the Past

Parenting your children once you are in your own recovery is one of the most difficult challenges you will face. Few of us bring home a parenting manual along with the diapers when the baby and we leave the hospital, and unfortunately, parenting, like conflict resolution, isn’t usually taught in school. If you are in…

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