Coren Schwartz, LCSW

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Coren Schwartz, LCSW, has been a Westchester resident for the past fifteen years. She shares her time in Westchester helping to raise her family and working as a psychotherapist. Her expertise focuses on adult relationships and parent/child issues. When not in her office working or driving her children to their after school activities, she can be found walking her 80 pound puppy on the beautiful local trails. To learn more about Coren Schwartz and her psychotherapy practice, visit her website at http://www.psychotherapyinwestchester.com
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After the Loss: Some Game Pointers on Reassuring From the Sidelines

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When the buzzer sounds to indicate the game is over, parents finish their conversations in the bleachers and slowly rising to greet their child on the court. “Great playing. Good game!” come the chants...
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When Grandma Meddles

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We've all been there. Whether it's your mother or your mother-in-law, you are told, "We did things differently when we were parents." Unsolicited advice is hard to hear from anyone. It's much easier to...
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How To Prevent Screen Time From Turning Into Scream Time

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We've all had this moment. It's dinner time, and you call your child. You faintly hear a call back for "five more minutes." It suddenly dawns on you that your child has been sucked...
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Sibling Rivalry as a Barometer of Unspoken Needs

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I don't know about you, but when I hear my kids fighting, the sound is as blood-curdling as fingernails on a blackboard! I just want to shut it down as fast as I can....
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Is Your Husband Depressed? Here are Signs to Look For

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We all know the famous expression, "Happy wife, happy life." But what happens when your honey feels crummy? A recent report went viral describing how it's not only the wife's mood that affects family...

How To Talk To Your Teenager’s Brain: Making Communication Easier Between You And Your...

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"You're wearing THAT to school?" How often has this become the morning battle between you and your teenager? It seems almost impossible to speak to your teen without the explosion, with both sides erupting, even...
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Helicopter vs. Free Range: Do We Need A Different Kind Of Metaphor For Our...

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We see it on the bestseller lists and on the morning news shows...the question posed is always the same: What kind of mother are you? The parenting advice field is a multi-million dollar machine,...

Holiday Angst, Part 3: Dreading the Darkness After the Holiday Lights Come Down

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We all get caught up in the holidays. We try so hard each year to make them perfect. We decorate the house, inside and out, cook, bake, and picture take! Somewhere halfway through the...
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Holiday Angst, Part 2: Are You Worried Your Little Elves Are Getting S-“Elf”-ish This...

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Naughty or Nice? Each holiday season, children are asked to write a wish list for gifts they hope to get. They are told to really focus on their wants and the consumer goods that will...

Holiday Angst, Part 1: How Not To Get Snowed Under An Avalanche Of Emotions...

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The holiday season is filled with the joys of home cooking, gift giving, and the warm glow of seasonal lights. It's a time for parties and get togethers with friends and family. For some,...