Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

Dr. Joan Simeo Munson earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She has worked with incarcerated individuals, families, adolescents, and college students in a variety of settings, including county and city jails, community mental health centers, university counseling centers, and hospitals. She also has a background in individual, group, and couples counseling. Dr. Munson lives in Colorado with her husband and three energetic children. She currently has a private practice in Boulder where she sees adults, couples and adolescents.

4 Things Not to Do When Your Young Child has a Tantrum

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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Does your head ever spin from all the suggestions you get about how to manage your young child’s temper tantrums or out-of-control behavior? Your in-laws tell you you’re spoiling your child, your best friend thinks you’re being too strict, and the other parents you know all seem to follow a different playbook. Knowing how to effectively... Read more »

It’s OK to Say “No” to Your Child (Really!)

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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Why are fewer parents using the word “No” and failing to give their children consequences that will make their inappropriate behavior stop? Before that question is answered, I feel there should be a word about why the word “No” needs to be in the vocabulary of every parent. From the beginning, our children look to us... Read more »

How Do You Handle Your Negative, Complaining Child?

By Dr. Joan Simeo Munson

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I have a twelve-year-old child who tends to be negative.  Of course, all kids have moments of whining, complaining, and displaying “the glass-is-half-empty” attitude now and again, but this particular child seems to have a knack for dwelling on the worst outcome of any given situation.  Maybe some of you can relate. “We’re having WHAT for... Read more »

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