School Shootings

School Shootings

I have had questions recently about what to say to children about the recent school shooting. Parents are concerned that some of their children may be actively upset still. Rule of thumb is to answer what kids ask.  You may be assuming what is going on in their...
Climb To Safety

Climb To Safety

Favorite quote from a sign in Boulder Canyon:  “In case of flood climb to safety”.  This seems odd because it seems so obvious. The point being, however, is that people tend to want to stay in bad situations because the change to possible safety is so...
A Perfect 10

A Perfect 10

I’m not quite sure why the word “perfect” exists, unless it is to torture human beings.  By definition, “perfect” can never occur.  In gymnastics, competitors are happy with a 9 point something, as they already have learned, as children, that the 10 is not really...

Psychologist Vs Psychiatrist

There are several differences between a psychologist and a psychiatrist.  The two hallmark differences involve training and approach to treatment. Training Usually, a psychologist has a Ph.D.  In order to obtain a Ph.D., you must first have a bachelor’s degree after...