Working with kids, teens & parents through counseling, assessement & consulting to inspire families to grow WISE together! #wisefamilies www.thewisefamily.com
We are a Northern Virginia-based psychotherapy, education and family consulting practice with over 20 years of training and experience in the field of child and adolescent development. Our focus is to assess and support emotional and intellectual strengths in individuals and families. We encourage the growth of emotional intelligence, flexibility, resilience and family connection in order to ensure success both at home and in life. In addition to psychotherapy and assessment, we work with families around the world to inspire WISE growth and connection!
"How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em."
#WiseWords #Love #WiseFamilies #Encourage
An interesting article from the HuffPost on what a fixed mindset is vs. a growth mindset. Intelligence is not fixed - remember our brain is like a muscle that needs regular exercise.
#growthmindset #positivemindset #learning #brainpower #wisefamilies
huffpost.com Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start...
How does your family JUMP back into the ‘Going Back to School’ transition? Read on for tips to help going from lazy summer days to school mode from our team of clinicians!
#school #backtoschool #transition #change #settingaroutine #counseling
This is a great infographic on why free play benefits child development!
#thepowerofplay #learningpower #wisefamilies
aaastateofplay.com The benefits of free play have been widely studied and found to be integral to a child's development for learning, socializing, and even helping them to cope with dangerous situations.
When parents seek help with a problem involving their teen, it is often the teen who refuses to participate in anything that looks like counseling. Tune into this video podcast between practice owner, Amy Fortney Parks and Annie Fox with Family Confidential.
familyconfidential.com When Families Need Help: Amy Fortney Parks Episode fcv031 Posted by Annie Fox Posted on October 9, 2014 When parents seek help with a problem involving their teen, it is often the teen who refuses to participate in anything that looks like counseling. But educational psychologist and psychotherapist...
Is your family living The Virtual Life this summer - #wisefamilies
The best thing I've seen all day...😂🔥
With all of the choices for summer enrichment and engagement, how do we build in strategies for maintaining some structure, forging deeper relationships with one another, and also getting in some well-deserved time out for rest and relaxation? Our Wise Family has some ideas for you – check them out!
thewisefamily.com What are your kids doing these days? We know kids that have swim team every morning at 5 AM, some... Read more »
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
#WiseWords #WiseFamilies #Truth #Love
Want some water fun AND a cool activity for building hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and broader concepts like measurement and physics - grab some pool noodles, funnels and zip ties! #wisefun #wisefamilies
Pool Noodle Pour Station 💦 ages 2+ 💦 This pour station took only a few minutes to set up and has entertained my kids for a few days now!
Full details >> https://www.raisingdragons.com/pool-noodle-pour-station/
"There's no place like home." ~L. Frank Braum, The Wizard of Oz
#WiseWords #WiseFamilies #HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs
We wanted to share this great article that describes what someone with high-functioning anxiety is like.
#anxiety #mentalhealth #psychology #therapy
themighty.com "I'm not faking being sick. I've been faking being well."
If you choose therapy, call us at 1-844-947-3326.
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Meet our featured clinician, Lynlee Tanner Stapleton! She is a Wise Family evaluator offering diagnostic assessments of children's psycho-educational development and behavioral profiles. Click here to learn more about Lynlee! http://ed.gr/bnhh0
thewisefamily.com Learn more about Wise Family Practice clinician, Lynlee Tanner-Stapleton! Click the below image to view Lynlee’s whole bio.
'Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.'
'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.'
~E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
#WiseWords #Friendship #Love #WiseFamilies
Here is a helpful infographic on the basics of discipline for parents.
#mentalhealth #parentingistough #parentingtips #wisemind
We wanted to share a nice reminder of how you can provide continuous mental health support for your child in many ways throughout the year.
#mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealth #therapy #counseling #wiseminds #wisefamily
thewisefamily.com Most of us are still in full summer mode… beach, relaxed schedules, fun in the sun and plenty of pool... Read more »
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Executive Functioning Intensive Package - This summer we are offering an 8 SESSION Executive Functioning intensive for individuals 10 years and UP! If your child or teen has difficulty focusing, completing tasks, staying organized, keeping up with his/her peers in conversation and activities or trouble with decision making or problem solving, this individual intensive is FOR THEM! Contact us for more info.
In this podcast, practice owner Amy Fortney Parks discusses the trifecta in child psychology: children; education; and parenthood. http://bit.ly/2sWbgRU?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
theparentalist.com Amy Fortney Parks Interview: Amy has over 30 years experience in Child Psychology. Amy has become an expert in: children; education; and parenthood.
Ignore your kids...Yes, you read that right. I have spent 18+ years ignoring my kids. I know that's hard to imagine especially now while kids and teens are out of school for the summer! http://bit.ly/2awtp3j?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
"Numbing the pain for a while will only make it worse when you finally feel it." ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
#MentalHealth #WiseFamilies #WiseWords
[07/27/19] "Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves. Then listen close to me... anything can happen, child. Anything can be." ~Shel Silverstein
Journaling offers kids the chance to think about their happiest memories. It also encourages creativity and writing skills. http://www.thewisefamily.com/journaling-summer-away/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
#avoidthesummerslide #readingskills #wisefamilies #creativity
thewisefamily.com Journaling offers kids the chance to think about their happiest memories. In their journals, kids can record events and reflect... Read more »
Need some inspiration on how to grow as a parent? And have your kids grow too? Check these great books out. http://bit.ly/2w8bpp9?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
thewisefamily.com Summer is an important time of growth for both kids and parents. With longer days and a less hectic pace, summer... Read more »
Meet our featured clinician, Amanda Beyland! She specializes in young children, preteens and older teenagers. Her therapy style allows for creativity and play - two things Amanda feels are essential for the therapeutic process.
thewisefamily.com Learn more about Wise Family Practice clinician, Amanda Beyland! Click the below image to view Amanda’s whole bio.
"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
#WiseWords #WiseFamilies #Encouragement
Let's talk! Have any concerns about your child or wish you had a parenting roadmap? Book a free 15-minute chat with our practice owner, Dr. Amy Fortney Parks.
#wisefamilies #therapy #counseling #alexandriava
thewisefamily.com Contact The Wise Family for a free 15-minute introduction call to discuss our family counseling services. We look forward to serving your family!
Which therapist would you want your kids to see? I’m thinking Sandy...what about you?
thewisefamily.com Amy Fortney Parks brings with her over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families as both an... Read more »
"According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in three American children will experience at least some kind of anxiety disorder before reaching adulthood — a number that continues to rise despite years of innovations in drugs and therapy techniques."
#mentalhealth #therapy #parenting #wisewords
yaledailynews.com Sci-Tech | New childhood anxiety treatment focuses on the parents Matt Kristoffersen New childhood anxiety treatment focuses on the parents Matt Kristoffersen Staff Reporter Joy Lian According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in three American children will experience at ...
Our very own psychologist and parenting specialist, Dr. Amy Fortney Parks, was recently featured on The Rant with Baeth podcast!
With over 25 years experience working as both an educator and psychologist, Dr. Amy talks about HOW TO PARENT, your KID’S HAPPINESS, social media, and more. Tune into episode 38: https://bit.ly/2wrUW0Q?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
[07/22/19] "It's no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
[07/20/19] "Sometimes," said Pooh; "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." ~A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
School is out for summer! How do you keep your kids learning with all the distractions over summer vacation? Read on to learn some great tips from our featured clinician, Amanda Beyland!
thewisefamily.com School is out for the summer! Now what?! How to avoid the summer brain drain! While kids look forward to... Read more »
Food for thought. Change takes time. “The term ‘committed suicide’ is damaging because for many, if not most, people it evokes associations with ‘committed a crime’ or ‘committed a sin’..."
#mentalhealth #suicide #anxiety #depression #wisemind #bewise
huffpost.com The phrase is stigmatizing in a lot of outdated, insensitive ways.
Meet Kasey! Our Wise Family featured clinician. She specializes in pre-schoolers, elementary school students and middle school students. She works to build a growth mindset through play therapy strategies. Learn more about Kasey here! http://www.thewisefamily.com/meet-kasey/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
thewisefamily.com Learn more about Wise Family Practice clinician, Kasey Cain! Click the below image to view Kasey’s whole bio.
[07/18/19] "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." ~Winnie the Pooh
All forms of play foster healthy physical, cognitive and social growth. Children and teens learn about themselves and those around them. Check out our Social Skills Tinker Group Therapy page to see how the Power of Play can foster good social skills. Now registering for August!
Social Skills Tinker Group Registration Page: http://ed.gr/bpo5x
All forms of play foster healthy physical, cognitive and social growth. Children and teens learn about themselves and those around them. Check out our Group ...
Let's all follow #KidPresident's example and learn how to respectfully agree to disagree. http://bit.ly/2llpgT7?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com
thewisefamily.com This morning, scrolling through my Facebook feed, a video popped up by my very favorite President of all time… KID... Read more »
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