Blog Category: teens

May 10, 2018
Your Child’s Happiness Is Not Your Job

Dr. Amy Fortney Parks was recently featured on The Rant with Baeth podcast! In her interview with host Baeth Davis, Dr. Parks talks […]

April 25, 2018
What does it mean to “wonder” about a child’s behavior or emotions?

Dr. Amy Fortney Parks – Owner of The Wise Family: The word wonder has a few definitions. We tend to think about the […]

April 3, 2018
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy insight from The Wise Family Team!

This week The Wise Family clinical team helps explain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT for short) and STRATEGIES to implement at every age. Read […]

March 21, 2018
Wise Insight – Talk Less. Listen More.

Our very own Dr. Amy Fortney Parks participated in a Facebook Live yesterday with Eduardo Placer’s Fearless at 4. Check out their convo […]

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 […]

January 31, 2018
Talking To Your Kids About “Tough Topics”

Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: Do you ever wish you could have Mary Poppins come to your house to talk to […]

January 23, 2018
Do you feel your teen has a lack of motivation?

WISE TALK with Dr. Amy Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash A lot of people ask me how to motivate your kids. I […]

January 10, 2018
Tips on how to set up parental controls on your kid’s shiny new iPhone

Welcome to 2018! We are rededicating ourselves at The Wise Family sharing insights, strategies and expectations about some tough topics that we, as […]

November 8, 2017
Week One: The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner challenge is simple… EAT!

  The goal of The Wise Family “Come to the Table” dinner challenge this week is simple…EAT. The hard part is adding TOGETHER to the plans! Having […]

October 12, 2017
Virginia Girls’ Summit was once again a HUGE success!

The 2017 Virginia Girls’ Summit, powered by She Rocks the World, was a great success this past Saturday, October 7th! Dr. Amy Fortney Parks, The […]

September 6, 2017
Dinnertime Dilemma

Our family ate dinner at a local restaurant last weekend. While there, I counted all of the individuals on cell phones during their […]

August 30, 2017
How to create POSITIVE expectations

  Amy Fortney Parks, PhD – Practice Owner: How do we create positive expectations for kids, teens and parents? Having the expectation that your kid/teen CAN do something, even when it […]