Blog Category: empathy

February 28, 2018
Managing Depression and Talking To Your Kids About Sadness

  Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: The world is a confusing place – and there is a lot of sadness. There […]

February 7, 2018
Navigating the New Frontier – Gender Identity

We have the opportunity, more and more, in our counseling practice, of supporting young people that are curious about nontraditional gender identification – […]

October 4, 2017
How to Talk to Your Kids About Tragedy

With all of the upsetting and difficult events in our world, having real conversations as a family are more important than ever!  We wanted […]

May 31, 2017
How to talk to kids about mental health – and supportive therapy

At The Wise Family, we spend a lot of time talking about talking. We use a specialized approach to our work, and the […]

March 29, 2017
Feelings, Feelings, Everywhere Feelings

By Guest Contributor and Wise Family Clinician – Kasey Cain, Resident in Counseling  In order to navigate the world around us we must […]

March 8, 2017
WISE Talk: Sympathy vs. Empathy

Parents sometimes are confused about the difference between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy is really feeling sorry for someone. It’s really feeling sad about […]

January 18, 2017
Parenting A Teenager Made Easier

Having just spent 10 days during the holidays among the smelly socks, empty food boxes, video game smack-downs, hair cut refusals, bottomless pit […]

December 14, 2016
Habit #12 – Ask for Help

The WISE family realizes there is a time to ask for help.  No one and no family is 100% healthy all the time.  […]

September 28, 2016
Habit #2 – Adult Relationships

Healthy families work to have a strong relationship between the adult caregivers.   I am well aware that families come in all shapes and […]

May 18, 2016
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month so we decided that we should jump in here with some “awareness”!  We’ve been playing so much […]

April 20, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 3

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Welcome to part 3 of my 4 part series breaking down The Four Agreements for middle school […]

April 6, 2016
The Four Agreements for Middle School Girls – Part 1

By Guest Contributor – Christina Henderson Several years ago my former clinical supervisor recommended Don Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements. “It changed […]