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So far Cindy Austin has created 35 blog entries.

New Ways for Families

2018-04-30T21:10:31+00:00

New Ways for Families® is a structured parenting skills method intended to reduce the impact of conflict on the children in potentially high-conflict divorce and separation cases. It can be used whenever a parent or the court believes one parent needs restricted parenting time (supervised, no contact, limited time), at the start of a [...]

New Ways for Families2018-04-30T21:10:31+00:00

I Miss the Days

2018-08-20T03:03:05+00:00

The Ugly Truth About Middle School Today I miss the days when everything I said didn’t have to be classified as sexual or inappropriate. I miss the days when I could say, “That was hard!” and not have some ignorant kid yell, “That’s what she said!” I miss the days when someone said, “I’m coming!” [...]

I Miss the Days2018-08-20T03:03:05+00:00

Hit it and Quit it!

2018-04-09T19:23:48+00:00

Dating in the world of hookups “Hit it and Quit it!” It’s one of the dating cries of Generation Z-- (also known as iGeneration or iGen and Post-Millennials) the people born between 2000 and present. Having gotten this far into this newsletter means you have put forth much more effort into reading this than many [...]

Hit it and Quit it!2018-04-09T19:23:48+00:00

Holding Court: We Need More Men Like Coach Nichols!

2018-08-20T03:03:14+00:00

Holding Court: We Need More Men Like Coach Nichols! Tonight I went to my son’s spring basketball banquet. It was mostly what you’d expect from a high school event like this. Perfunctory speeches from coaches who are mostly reluctant public speakers, awkward teen-age boys wearing the same ties they’ve worn to each game day carefully [...]

Holding Court: We Need More Men Like Coach Nichols!2018-08-20T03:03:14+00:00

Are You Analyzing Me?

2018-08-20T03:03:36+00:00

I’ve been asked this many times as I’ve been dating. It’s an understandable question once people know that I am a psychotherapist. That is in essence what I do for a living. I analyze people.  I’ve learned to respond with “Yes! And I hope you’re doing the same thing too!” But they’re not. What I’ve [...]

Are You Analyzing Me?2018-08-20T03:03:36+00:00

Bully-Proofing your Child

2018-08-20T03:03:47+00:00

Bully-Proofing your Child Bully-proofing your child has nothing to do with the bullies. Nothing. No-thing. It’s all about YOUR child. It’s about raising a resilient child. How does one do that in a society riddled with political correctness? In this climate of your words hurt my feelings. “That’s rude.” “You’re mean.” “How ignorant.” “So [...]

Bully-Proofing your Child2018-08-20T03:03:47+00:00

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal

2017-02-23T04:34:14+00:00

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal Helping parents effectively cope with the dangers our kids face today Topics: Normalizing the truth about parenting today The use of Drugs, Alcohol, Pills and Sexual Misconduct are oftentimes symptoms of a larger issue The difference between Real Love and Imitation Love The Five Getting and Protecting Behaviors [...]

Breaking Bad to Breaking Normal2017-02-23T04:34:14+00:00

Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech!

2017-02-23T04:34:23+00:00

Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech! "Kinda", "sorta", "maybe", "I guess" and "I don't know" are just some of the phrases that punctuate the stories I hear each week in my practice. It grabbed my attention one day recently, when I heard a young woman answer my simple question, "How are you [...]

Minimizing, Mitigating and Marginalizing Ourselves with Every Day Speech!2017-02-23T04:34:23+00:00