Author Archives: Lindy Burton, LCSW

Learning to Be Comfortable with Negative Emotion
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On Fridays, Mark and I split the work day and tend our four month old granddaughter.  When her face lights up with a huge toothless grin, or she bursts into a laugh, my entire body feels the joy and wants … Continue reading

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How to Respond to Your Children About the Tragedy in Connecticut
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Many of us have watched the news today from Connecticut and find it difficult to comprehend that such terrible things continue to happen in our country.  Some of us may attempt to deal with such actions by trying to search … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t My Child Mind – Setting Limits with Love
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One of the common complaints that I hear from parents is that they ask their child to comply with a request, whether turning off the T.V. or getting ready for school for example, and the child ignores them.  The parent … Continue reading

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Providing Safety in an Unsafe World; Addressing Children’s Questions and Concerns About Current Events
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As a nation, we watched with horror as the Charles and Braden Powell tragedy unfolded. Even as adults, it can be difficult for us to comprehend such sad events. Some of us may attempt to deal with such actions by … Continue reading

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