Serving the North Shore Area

Many times it has been said that if we want to change someone else’s behavior, change our own first.  This is often true with our children, especially young children and teenagers.  Young children often do not benefit from “therapy” because they do not have cognitive processes that are sophisticated enough to understand their own feelings.  Therefore, the best way to help children can be to teach their parents how to help them.  Thus, Dr. Thorne teaches parents to identify the situations that may be “triggers” for their children.  It is often said that when we are tired, hungry, stressed, and/or overstimulated, we are vulnerable.  Therefore, taking note of when our children are vulnerable can keep them from having tantrums or meltdowns by reducing the demands that we and others place on them during these times.  Although this task We often need professional help to do this task.