Tatiana Answers: Questions about ADHD and neuro-psycho-educational testing

Dear Tatiana, It seems like every time I turn around another friend is telling me that their child has been diagnosed with ADHD or something that will give them extra time on standardized testing.   It seems to be so commonplace these days.  My child was always a good student but lately (middle school) seems to […]

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Tatiana Answers: How Long After Divorce or Death of a Spouse Should You Wait to Date?

Dear Tatiana, How soon after a divorce or death of a spouse is it appropriate to start dating?   Is the answer different based on whether or not you have kids and how old they are?   I’m asking for a couple of friends with different situations.  It just seems like the older we get the more […]

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Tatiana Answers a Worrying Mom with College Bound Daughter

Update:  In response to several  folks asking Tatiana for resources to educate their children before leaving for school, Tatiana has provided the following link: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-and-college-students/depression-college-students-pdf-new_151591.pdf Dear Tatiana, My daughter just graduated from high school and is heading off to college out of state next month.   We have several friends with kids who are one and […]

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Tatiana Answers: What to do about lying daughter?

Dear Tatiana, My 10 year old daughter lies and takes my things without asking to send me on a “goose chase” when I need to use them. The other day she used my most expensive perfume that I could smell all the way downstairs. I approached her and asked if she used it and she […]

Tatiana Answers: How to make friends as an adult?

Dear Tatiana: How does one make new friends as an adult if they don’t go to church? I’m a single mom of 2, introverted and in need of some friends. Anonymous   Dear Anonymous,  Single or married, introverted or extroverted, feelings of loneliness and social isolation are common for many adults. You are not alone. […]

Tatiana Answers: How to talk money with a spouse who doesn’t want to discuss.

Dear Tatiana, How do you handle talking about money and your future with money if your spouse never likes to talk about it. He says we are on the same page, but our financial strain tells differently. I want to be able to have a meaningful conversation and I get nowhere.   Thanks, Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, […]

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Tatiana Answers: How can I get my high-schooler to take the initiative to do at least ok in school?

Dear Tatiana, My high school student often does not do his homework or study for tests. Consequently, his grades are poor. I try to let him take responsibility, but he seems to not care. Should I nag and micromanage his school work, or let him fail? He does better when I get involved and remind […]

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Tatiana Matthews LPC
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