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Mike and Liz provide support and ideas for tackling the challenges being faced as a result of the current outbreak. They explore topics that include, protecting your mental health, maintaining healthy relationships, and managing stress. They provide tangible take-aways to assist you in getting through these difficult times. In addition, they also explore every day mental and emotional health concerns and provide ideas on how to manage these concerns more effectively.

Michael Klinkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Michael has received specialty training in CBT, DBT, and Neurolinguistic Programming. Michael is certified in EMDR. Michael provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in treating issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD for over 20 years. In addition to outpatient services, Michael teaches graduate level courses for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owns a private practice in Gilbert, AZ. She has been providing counseling services for adults, children, and families for over ten years. Elizabeth is trained in various modalities, including CBT, EMDR, and Parent-Child Relationship Therapy. Elizabeth specializes in working in areas such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and personal improvement. In addition, Elizabeth teaches psychology courses for Grand Canyon University, as well as Chandler Gilbert Community College.

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Mike and Liz provide support and ideas for tackling the challenges being faced as a result of the current outbreak. They explore topics that include, protecting your mental health, maintaining healthy relationships, and managing stress. They provide tangible take-aways to assist you in getting through these difficult times. In addition, they also explore every day mental and emotional health concerns and provide ideas on how to manage these concerns more effectively.

Michael Klinkner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Michael has received specialty training in CBT, DBT, and Neurolinguistic Programming. Michael is certified in EMDR. Michael provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. He specializes in treating issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and ADHD for over 20 years. In addition to outpatient services, Michael teaches graduate level courses for the School of Social Work at Arizona State University.

Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owns a private practice in Gilbert, AZ. She has been providing counseling services for adults, children, and families for over ten years. Elizabeth is trained in various modalities, including CBT, EMDR, and Parent-Child Relationship Therapy. Elizabeth specializes in working in areas such as, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and personal improvement. In addition, Elizabeth teaches psychology courses for Grand Canyon University, as well as Chandler Gilbert Community College.

    Why Do Kids Lie? 

    Why Do Kids Lie? 

    Liz and Mike discuss how why kids lie and if it is okay.  They talk about the reasons why kids lie and how to deal with different levels of lying.  Liz and Mike go through the importance of focusing on being honest versus focusing on the problems of dishonesty.  They also go over dealing with the reasons for the lie, not just the lie itself.  They give three keys for success.  

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    Resources:

    Age by age guide to lying: https://www.parents.com/kids/development/behavioral/age-by-age-guide-to-lying/

     Appropriate consequences for lying: https://www.verywellfamily.com/what-to-do-when-kids-lie-620107

     Book: The Lying King https://www.amazon.com/Lying-King-Alex-Beard/dp/1626345287

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    • 17 min
    The Stress of STILL Working from Home

    The Stress of STILL Working from Home

    Michael and Elizabeth explore the stress that many people are experiencing due to working from home. While working from home for some has been a positive experience, there are many others who are struggling to stay focused and motivated, to balance childcare and career, and who are being truly impacted by the ongoing social isolation. Michael and Elizabeth explore the common stressors that are being faced by many in regard to these working from home concerns, as well as ways to effectively manage these stressors and the anxiety associated with STILL working from home.

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    Resources:

    Coping Skills: https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/coping-skills-anxiety.pdf 

    Balancing work & homeschooling: https://www.popsugar.com/family/how-to-balance-work-homeschooling-47362077 

    Ways to stop worrying: https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/6-ways-to-stop-worrying-about-things-you-cant-control.html 

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    • 12 min
    Parenting Styles: What's the Difference & Why they Matter

    Parenting Styles: What's the Difference & Why they Matter

    Michael and Elizabeth explore various parenting styles and provide an explanation of common parenting types. They discuss the likely outcomes for children who are raised by each parenting style and provide an understanding of why not all parenting styles are created equally. Michael and Elizabeth provide an explanation of the most effective parenting style, authoritative parenting, and provide ideas on how to implement this parenting style into every day interactions.

    Resources:

    Parenting Styles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx8Yqo9LZ9w

    https://www.parentingscience.com/parenting-styles.html

    Book: Authoritative Parenting (Larzelere, Morris, & Harrist)

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    • 17 min
    Anxiety over Returning To School

    Anxiety over Returning To School

    Michael and Elizabeth discuss the anxiety that many parents and children are feeling about returning to school. They discuss what is leading to these feelings of anxiety, as well as the different ways that parents are experiencing anxiety over this situation versus ways that children are experiencing anxiety. They provide ideas on how to help manage your anxiety as a parent, and ways to also help your child manage their anxiety about returning to school. 

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    • 19 min
    Getting Your Kid To Do What You Ask

    Getting Your Kid To Do What You Ask

    Elizabeth and Michael discuss how to get your child to do when you want them to.   They talk about letting your child being less than perfect when they do the task you ask.  Elizabeth and Michael detail the importance of making sure you ask at a time and in a way that will allow for best possible responses from your child.   They give three keys for success for you and your child.

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    Resources:

    https://theparentcue.org/how-to-get-your-kids-to-do-what-you-want-2/

    https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/behaviour/behaviour-management-tips-tools/requests-instructions

    https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-get-your-child-to-do-what-you-ask-the-first-time-620212

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    • 14 min
    Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Kid (Part 2)

    Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Kid (Part 2)

    In part two of this two part series, Michael and Elizabeth chat about effective ways to strengthen your relationship with your kids. They discuss the importance of spending time with your children in intentional and connected activities, as well as why this is so important to your child's social-emotional development. They provide ideas on ways to support your child's social-emotional development, as well as ways to ensure your child's emotional needs are being met.

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    Resources:

    Book: The Whole-Brain Child (Siegel & Payne Bryson)

    https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/child-quiz/

    https://www.therapistaid.com/worksheets/emotion-thermometers.pdf

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    • 19 min

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