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20+ Signs of Emotionally Immature Parents

The phrase “emotionally immature parent” is used to describe parents who are unable or unwilling to support their children emotionally. These parents can be controlling, demanding, and unreliable. They may

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How to Raise Financially Responsible Children

There are many different ways to approach money with kids. Some people say having children earn money is good while others may suggest that it creates the wrong incentive. Beyond

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THE ULTIMATE PREGNANCY MONTH-BY-MONTH SAVINGS GUIDE

If you know you’re going to need extra money for your baby fund, now is a great time to consider new sources of income that might work well with your

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Your Beliefs About Money Are Affecting Your Kids

According to Joyce Marter of Psychology Today, children develop underlying beliefs about money based on early life events. Unfortunately, these beliefs, or “money scripts” as many experts call them, usually

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How to Talk with Your Partner About Money

If you know you’re going to need extra money for your baby fund, now is a great time to consider new sources of income that might work well with your

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How To Handle Tricky Matters That Come Up When Kids Ask You for Charity Donations

Joyce Marter, a licensed psychotherapist and author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life, recommended preparing a short and sweet response to have on

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Should Teens Contribute To Saving for Education?

“While some parents may struggle with feelings of guilt or shame in not being able to afford to pay for college, it is important to practice self-compassion and understand there

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GOBankingRates: How To Handle Tricky Matters That Come Up When Kids Ask You for Charity Donations

Joyce Marter, a licensed psychotherapist and author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life, recommended preparing a short and sweet response to have on

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Authority Magazine: Licensed Psychotherapist & Author Joyce Marter: “Why Divorce is The Perfect Time to Teach Children About Money”

Divorce is a time of financial change and transition and as much as parents may try to protect their kids from worry or being caught in between financial disagreements between

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Good Day New York: Childhood Impact on Finances as Adults – Joyce Marter on Good Day New York (VIDEO)

How much does your childhood impact your finances later in life as an adult? Good Day New York interviews Joyce Marter about the function (or dysfunction!) and roles in a

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WNYW-TV: Good Day New York: Childhood Impact on Finances as Adults – Joyce Marter on Good Day New York (VIDEO)

How much does your childhood impact your finances later in life as an adult? Good Day New York interviews Joyce Marter about the function (or dysfunction!) and roles in a

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Helping Children Cope in a COVID-19 World

This is a scary time for all of us — a global pandemic is uncharted territory. Yes, the COVID-19 virus has taken an emotional toll on everyone, but it weighs

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PsychCentral Blog: How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Kids

In an age when most kids are glued to their phones and their primary mode of communication is Snapchat, it’s a concern for many parents as far as to how

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Psych Central Blog: 5 Ways To Be A Less Anxious Parent

This article was published on Joyce’s PsychCentral blog, The Psychology of Success. As a therapist who has counseled parents for 20 years and as a mother of two daughters (ages

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Blog: Promoting Safety & Wellness In Kids’ Use Of Technology

by Joyce Marter, LCPC In this time of rapidly developing technology, it’s challenging for parents to stay current and informed about how to help their children have a positive experience

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Blog: Get a Handle on Your Mama Drama

Mama Drama. It’s a label that quickly describes the growing number of mothers who engage other mothers to resolve the social dilemmas of their children. This does not apply in

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Urban Balance Blog: Perinatal Issues: What You Might Not Expect When You are Expecting

By Joyce Marter, LCPC What is PPD? Postpartum Depression, also known as PPD, is a persistent low mood or anxious state that lasts 2 weeks or more and significantly impairs

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