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Staying Sane Amidst Pandemic Madness

Tracy will be speaking at this important event. Mark your calendars! Co-Parenting in the Midst of a Pandemic Understanding 3 types of relationships and how each responds to the challenges of co-parenting during the Pandemic How the Pandemic affects Visitation, …

Book Announcement – My Family is Changing

I am so excited to announce that I wrote a children’s book that has been published! My Family is Changing is now available on amazon. It is a story/activity book for children ages 5-7 whose parents are getting a divorce. …

For More Than 20 Years, McConaghie Counseling Has Helped Couples Learn How to Invest in Their Relationships

Please click here to read the article from Andrew and Tracy McConaghie featured on datingnews.com The Scoop: Couples often don’t realize the complexities inherent in their marriage and long-term relationships. That’s why Andrew and Tracy McConaghie recommend that people invest time …

Skills to Help Your Children Become Independent, Functional, Healthy Adults

AIA Montessori Alpharetta International Academy Montessori Parent Partnership Program – Guest Speaker, Tracy McConaghie

A+ Pressure – Parents, Kids and Grades

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S Many of the adolescents in my practice are experiencing tremendous pressure to keep their grades to a near-perfect level.  The sources of this pressure are both internal (their own thoughts and fears) and external (messages …

The Benefits of Chores

Youtube Video by Tracy McConaghie

Parenting without Rewards and Punishments

Tracy was interviewed by Atlanta Parent Magazine, giving you a better way to motivate your child! Follow the link to read the article.https://www.atlantaparent.com/parenting-without-rewards-an…/

A Better Way to Divorce

By:  Andrew McConaghie, LCSW Divorce happens. We know that around half of marriages end in divorce, which means about half of husbands and wives will personally experience the divorce process at some point in their lives. Divorce is not fun; …

Classroom Strategies for Active, Impulsive and Distracted Children

By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S 1. Specific, sincere positive acknowledgment is far more effective than punishment strategies. Negative reinforcement or punishment works short term at best, but does not teach the child what to do or how to improve the …

Empathy: The Forgotten Discipline Tool

By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S In my parenting classes, I often use this disclaimer when sharing a new parenting tool: “this is not a magic trick.” I say this to remind parents that children are not robots; we can not …

6 Tips To Use When Your Child Is Driving You Crazy

By: Cristiane Uchida, APC, NCC There is no doubt that raising children is one of the most challenging jobs. There are times parents might feel tired, overwhelmed and discouraged when dealing with young children and the amount of patience that …

Let’s Praise Children Less

By Cristiane Uchida, LAPC The way we talk to children certainly impacts the development of self-esteem. Parents have a tendency to praise rather than encourage children, and there is a difference. Praise Praise has these characteristics: It is External: Comes …

The What’s and Why’s of Play Therapy

By  Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S What is Play Therapy? Play therapy is the systematic process of using play and play materials to work with and help children with emotional and behavioral concerns. It is the ideal therapeutic model for children …

Sand Tray Therapy Facilitates Healing, and Solves Problems with Children Adolescents and Adults

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S Most of us have had the experience of playing in sand, whether it is in a childhood sandbox, on a beach vacation, or lounging by a lake. When in the presence of sand, we often feel …

Tips to Help Parents Comfort Children with Anxiety

By: Tracy McConaghie, LCSW, RPT/S I have practiced child and family psychotherapy for 20 years. Of all the problems I help clients with, anxiety is one of the most common, and I have seen a significant increase in children with …

Talking To Children About Divorce: Part 2

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW In Part 1 of this series, we shared some tips on how to handle the initial conversation about divorce with children, emphasizing the importance of telling the truth and telling children at the right time. Once …

Talking to Children About Divorce: Part 1

By Tracy McConaghie, LCSW Many parents dread the moment they tell their children they are getting a divorce. They fear their own emotions and the reactions they imagine their children will have. However, this conversation can be held in a …


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