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How to help your young children thrive
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 19 October 2014 - 0 Comments

All parents want their children to do well academically, socially and emotionally, to develop life-skills and become confident, happy and successful adults. How can parents facilitate their children’s ability to achieve these goals confidently [...]

Tools to Maintain Your Union
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 16 October 2014 - 0 Comments

Couple relationships often start with excitement, fluidity of connection and spontaneous acts of mutual pleasing. As with anything else that initially sparkles, relationships that are not well maintained may tarnish with time. Ongoing relationship [...]

The Benefits of Apologizing
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 05 October 2014 - 0 Comments

Apologizing for one’s error is a very uncomfortable task for most people. It requires admitting having made a mistake, voicing publicly one’s frailty or imperfection, risking being perceived unfavorably by others, losing self-esteem or [...]

Resolve child-rearing differences
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 28 September 2014 - 0 Comments

All parents love their children and intend to provide them with the best opportunities for a happy, healthy and productive life. Yet, all individuals have their own distinct personality, family history, ideas and parenting [...]

Resiliency in stress-inducing times
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 21 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Our technological era has bestowed upon us the privilege of receiving verbal and visual information from throughout the world with exceptional speed. This privilege has also exposed us to profoundly disturbing images of human [...]

How to refresh your loving connection
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 15 September 2014 - 0 Comments

The common myth that love inevitably fades over time is only true for those who allow their love connection to stagnate. Keeping your love alive is not a gift, a miracle or a blissfully [...]

Helping a mate make lifestyle changes
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 08 September 2014 - 0 Comments

It is heartwarming when partners share lifestyle preferences. Yet, most pairs have differences in their tastes, wishes, habits, choices and conduct. Some of which may distress their mates. How can these differences be handled [...]

Alter Your Negative Self Talk
By: Offra Gerstein, Ph.D. - 01 September 2014 - 0 Comments

All beings engage in self-talk, the habit of vocalizing our thoughts, feelings and actions in order to understand and manage our lives well, act properly, preserve our positive self-regard and gain others’ esteem. Yet, [...]